elector vs voter what difference

what is difference between elector and voter

English

Etymology

From Middle English electour (one with a right to vote in electing some office, elector), borrowed from Late Latin ēlēctor (chooser, selector; voter, elector), from Latin ēligere (to elect) + -tor (suffix forming masculine agent nouns). Ēligere is the present active infinitive of ēligō (to extract, pluck or root out; (figurative) to choose, elect, pick out), from ē- (variant of ex- (prefix meaning ‘away; out’)) + legō (to appoint, choose, select) (from Proto-Italic *legō (to gather, collect), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ- (to collect, gather)).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɪˈlɛktə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /əˈlɛktɚ/
  • Rhymes: -ɛktə(ɹ)
  • Hyphenation: elect‧or

Noun

elector (plural electors)

  1. (politics) A person eligible to vote in an election; a member of an electorate, a voter.
    1. (Britain, Commonwealth of Nations) A person eligible to vote to elect a Member of Parliament.
    2. A member of an electoral college; specifically (US) an official selected by a state as a member of the Electoral College to elect the president and vice president of the United States.
    3. (historical) Alternative letter-case form of Elector (a German prince entitled to elect the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire).

Alternative forms

  • electour (obsolete)

Derived terms

Related terms

  • elect
  • election

Translations

References

Further reading

  • prince-elector on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • elector (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • voting on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • corelet, electro, electro-

Catalan

Etymology

From Latin elector.

Noun

elector m (plural electors, feminine electora)

  1. voter, elector

Derived terms

  • electoral
  • electorat

Further reading

  • “elector” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “elector” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “elector” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.
  • “elector” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.

Latin

Etymology

From ēligō (to choose, pick out) +‎ -tor (agentive suffix) from ex- (out) +‎ legō (to gather, collect) from Proto-Italic *legō, from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ-. Compare Ancient Greek ἐκλέγω (eklégō).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /eːˈleːk.tor/, [eːˈɫ̪eːkt̪ɔɾ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /eˈlek.tor/, [ɛˈlɛkt̪ɔr]

Noun

ēlēctor m (genitive ēlēctōris, feminine ēlēctrīx); third declension

  1. chooser, selector
  2. voter, elector

Declension

Third-declension noun.

Related terms

Descendants

References

  • elector in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • elector in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette, page 580
  • elector in Georges, Karl Ernst; Georges (1913–1918) Ausführliches lateinisch-deutsches Handwörterbuch, Hahnsche Buchhandlung, page 2378

Spanish

Etymology

From Late Latin ēlēctor (chooser, selector) (genitive singular ēlēctōris), from Latin ēligō (to choose, pick out), ex- +‎ legō from Proto-Italic *legō (to gather, collect), from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ-.

Noun

elector m (plural electores, feminine electora, feminine plural electoras)

  1. voter, elector
    Synonym: votante

Derived terms

  • electorado
  • electoral

Further reading

  • “elector” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima tercera edición, Real Academia Española, 2014.


English

Etymology

vote +‎ -er

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈvəʊtə(ɹ)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈvoʊtɚ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊtə(ɹ)

Noun

voter (plural voters)

  1. Someone who votes.
    In your opinion, should we allow 16 and 17 year olds to become voters?

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • elector

Anagrams

  • orvet, overt, trove

Bavarian

Alternative forms

  • votar (Timau)

Noun

voter

  1. (Sappada, Sauris) father

References

  • Umberto Patuzzi, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar, Luserna: Comitato unitario delle linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien.

Cornish

Noun

voter m (plural votoryon)

  1. (male) voter

Related terms

  • votores (gender)

French

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /vɔ.te/
  • Homophones: votai, voté, votée, votées, votés, votez

Verb

voter

  1. to vote

Conjugation

Further reading

  • “voter” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • orvet, torve, votre, vôtre

Norman

Etymology

Borrowed from English to vote.

Verb

voter (gerund vot’tie)

  1. (Jersey) to vote

Derived terms

  • voter au scrutîn (to ballot)
  • voteux (voter)
  • vot’tie (voting)

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