constituency

Part of speech: noun

A body of constituents.

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Usage examples "constituency":

  1. And it should be local;- that is to say, if you have anything of a constituency. - "Can You Forgive Her?", Anthony Trollope.
  2. The fact that the Free Religious Association had a small constituency as compared with many an orthodox society is no evidence whatever that the orthodox society is nearer the truth. - "Recollections and Impressions 1822-1890", Octavius Brooks Frothingham.
  3. Mr. Grant had had enough of an election contest to last him for some time, his success at Inverness had only been won by too hard fighting to be lightly thought of; while Sir Robert Peel freely confessed that the duties of Home Secretary were such as to prevent him from devoting sufficient time to the interests of so large and important a constituency as that of Liverpool. - "Recollections of Old Liverpool", A Nonagenarian.