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CONSTELLATIONS
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Constitution of 1791

constituency definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the body of voters who elect a representative for their area

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -cies) Date: 1831 1. a. a body of citizens entitled to elect a representative (as to a legislative or executive position) b. the residents in an electoral district c. an electoral district 2. a. a group or body that patronizes, supports, or offers representation <creating…a grass-roots constituency for continuing the project — Fred Reed> b. the people involved in or served by an organization (as a business or institution) <regards its corporate customers as its prime constituency — Andrew Hacker>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) 1 a body of voters in a specified area who elect a representative member to a legislative body. 2 the area represented in this way. 3 a body of customers, supporters, etc.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Constituency Con*stit"u*en*cy, n.; pl. Constituencies. A body of constituents, as the body of citizens or voters in a representative district.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(constituencies) 1. A constituency is an area for which someone is elected as the representative in a parliament or government. N-COUNT 2. A particular constituency is a section of society that may give political support to a particular party or politician. In France, farmers are a powerful political constituency. N-COUNT: usu with supp

Moby Thesaurus

affiliates, ambit, associates, bailiwick, body of affiliates, citizenry, commonwealth, community, constituents, cultural community, dwellers, electoral college, electorate, electors, folk, footing, general public, habitancy, inhabitants, linguistic community, members, membership, nation, orbit, people, people at large, populace, population, public, society, speech community, sphere of influence, stamping ground, territory, turf, vantage, whole people



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