Meaning of “electorate” in the English Dictionary

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"electorate" in British English

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electoratenoun [ C usually singular, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /iˈlek.tər.ət/ us /iˈlek.tɚ.ət/

all the people who are allowed to vote:

The present voting system distorts the wishes of the electorate.

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

"electorate" in American English

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electoratenoun [ C ]

us /ɪˈlek·tə·rət/

the people who are allowed to vote

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