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English definition of “constituent”


noun [C usually pl] (PERSON REPRESENTED)   /kənˈstɪtʃ·u·ənt/
politics & government a person represented by an elected official: The senator mails a newsletter to his constituents every two months.
(Definition of constituent noun (PERSON REPRESENTED) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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