American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1

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Author: Noah Webster

Elector

ELECT’OR, n. One who elects, or one who has the right of choice; a person who has,by law or constitution, the right of voting for an officer, In free governments, the people or such of them as possess certain qualifications of age, character and property, are the electors of their representatives, c., in parliament, assembly, or other legislative body. In the United States, certain persons are appointed or chosen to be electors of the president or chief magistrate. In Germany, certain princes were formerly electors of the emperor, and elector was one of their titles, as the elector of Saxony.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Elector," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed October 3, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L93E2W22EP566G5.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Elector." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 3 Oct. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L93E2W22EP566G5.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Elector' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 1, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 3 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L93E2W22EP566G5.