1. One who elects, or has the right of choice; a person who is entitled to take part in an election, or to give his vote in favor of a candidate for office.
2. Hence, specifically, in any country, a person legally qualified to vote.
3. In the old German empire, one of the princes entitled to choose the emperor.
4. One of the persons chosen, by vote of the people in the United States, to elect the President and Vice President.
E·lect·or a. Pertaining to an election or to electors.
In favor of the electoral and other princes. --Burke.
Electoral college, the body of princes formerly entitled to elect the Emperor of Germany; also, a name sometimes given, in the United States, to the body of electors chosen by the people to elect the President and Vice President.
n 1: a citizen who has a legal right to vote [syn: voter]
2: any of the German princes who were entitled to vote in the
election of new emperor of the Holy Roman Empire