Part of speech: noun

One who elects or votes.

Part of speech: noun

Formerly, one of the great princes of Germany.

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Usage examples "elector":

  1. For the latter, by making the repetition of elections a necessity, causes, though indirectly, much pressure to bear upon the person of the elector. - "The Light of Divine Guidance (Volume 1)", Shoghi Effendi.
  2. " 'I remain your Highness's graciously until death, " 'Your Highness's Elector. - "Pictures of German Life in the XVth XVIth and XVIIth Centuries, Vol. II.", Gustav Freytag.
  3. On the 18th news came that Marechal du Plessis had gained a signal victory over M. de Turenne, who was coming to succour Rhetel, but found it already surrendered to Marechal du Plessis; and the Spanish garrison, endeavouring to retreat, was forced to an engagement on the plains of Saumepuis; that about 2, 000 men were killed upon the spot, among the rest a brother of the Elector Palatine, and six colonels, and that there were nearly 4, 000 prisoners, the most considerable of whom were several persons of note, and all the colonels, besides twenty colours and eighty- four standards. - "The Memoirs of Cardinal de Retz, Complete", Jean Francois Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz.