Meaning of “electoral college” in the English Dictionary

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"electoral college" in English

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electoral collegenoun [ C ]

uk /ɪˌlek.tər.əl ˈkɒl.ɪdʒ/ us /ɪˌlek.tɚ.əl ˈkɑː.lɪdʒ/

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  • However, the disposition of Lincoln's vote gave him the electoral college. 
  • Should the electoral college be continued? 
  • The President and Vice-President are elected, through an electoral college, for a term of four years. 
  • The electors of all the States are called collectively the electoral college. 
  • These three classes then elect the members of an electoral college, who then elect the member of the house. 

(Definition of “electoral college” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"electoral college" in American English

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electoral collegenoun [ U ]

politics & government a group of people whose votes are determined by how the people vote in each state, and who officially elect the president and vice president in the US

(Definition of “electoral college” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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