(E*lect`or*al"i*ty) n. The territory or dignity of an elector; electorate. [R.] Sir H. Wotton.
(E*lect"or*ate) n. [Cf. F. électorat.]
1. The territory, jurisdiction, or dignity of an elector, as in the old German empire.
2. The whole body of persons in a nation or state who are entitled to vote in an election, or any distinct
class or division of them.
The middle-class electorate of Great Britain.M. Arnold.
(E*lect"or*ess) n. [Fem. of Elector.] An electress. Bp. Burnet.
(E`lec*to"ri*al) a. Electoral. Burke.
(E*lect"or*ship) n. The office or status of an elector.
(E*lec"tre, E*lec"ter) n. [L. electrum: cf. F. électre mixture of gold and silver. See Electrum.]
1. Amber. See Electrum. [Obs.]
2. A metallic substance compounded of gold and silver; an alloy. [Obs.] Wyclif.
(E`lec*trep"e*ter) n. [Electro + Gr. tre`pein to turn.] An instrument used to change the
direction of electric currents; a commutator. [R.]
(E*lect"ress) n. [Cf. F. électrice. Cf. Electoress.] The wife or widow of an elector in the old
German empire. Burke.
(E*lec"tric*al) a. [L. electrum amber, a mixed metal, Gr. 'h`lektron; akin
to 'hle`ktwr the beaming sun, cf. Skr. arc to beam, shine: cf. F. électrique. The name came from the
production of electricity by the friction of amber.]
1. Pertaining to electricity; consisting of, containing, derived from, or produced by, electricity; as, electric
power or virtue; an electric jar; electric effects; an electric spark.
2. Capable of occasioning the phenomena of electricity; as, an electric or electrical machine or substance.
3. Electrifying; thrilling; magnetic. "Electric Pindar." Mrs. Browning.