Elector

• (n.) Hence, specifically, in any country, a person legally qualified to vote. • (n.) One of the persons chosen, by vote of the people in the United States, to elect the President and Vice President. • (a.) Pertaining to an election or to electors. • (n.) In the old German empire, one of the princes entitled to choose the emper...
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Elector

E·lect'or adjective [ Confer French électoral .] Pertaining to an election or to electors. « In favor of the electoral and other princes.» Burke. Electoral college , the body of princes formerly entitled to elect the Emperor of Germany; also, a name some...
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Elector

E·lect'or noun [ Latin , from eligere : confer French électeur .] 1. One who elects, or has the right of choice; a person who is entitled to take part in an election, or to give his vote in favor of a candidate for office. 2. Hence, specifically, in any country, a person...
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elector

Any of originally seven (later ten) princes of the Holy Roman Empire who had the prerogative of electing the emperor (in effect, the king of Germany). The electors were the archbishops of Mainz,...
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elector

Any of originally seven (later ten) princes of the Holy Roman Empire who had the prerogative of electing the emperor (in effect, the king of Germany). The electors were the archbishops of Mainz, Trier, and Cologne, the court palatine of the Rhine, the Duke of Saxony, the Margrave of Brandenburg, and the king of Bohemia (in force to 1806). Their con...
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Elector

Elector was the title of certain princes of the old German Empire who had the right of electing the emperors. In the reign of Conrad I, king of Germany from 912 to 918, the dukes and counts became gradually independent of the sovereign and assumed the right of choosing future monarchs. In the 13th century the number of these electors was seven - th...
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elector

prince of the Holy Roman Empire who had a right to participate in the election of the emperor (the German king). Beginning around 1273 and with the ... [4 related articles]
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Elector

[n] - any of the German princes who were entitled to vote in the election of new Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
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