Share this entry

Share this page

constituency

Pronunciation: /kənˈstɪtʃuənsi; kənˈstɪtjʊənsi/

Translation of constituency in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -cies)

  • 1.1 (area) circunscripción (feminine) or distrito (masculine) electoral
    Example sentences
    • He represents the Meath constituency in the Dail and as a result of his appointment will resign his seat and a by-election will be held in Meath.
    • The seat was abolished following boundary changes in 1983, after which he represented the Selby constituency.
    • Fourteen members represent London constituencies, the other 11 are London-wide and their job is to scrutinise and monitor the mayor's performance.
    1.2 (supporters) electores (masculine plural) potenciales ([ de una circunscripción electoral ])
    Example sentences
    • Five contenders for the rural constituency were asked their opinion on a decision to shelve flood defence plans for Pickering.
    • The implication here is that there is something wrong with parties serving the interests of particular constituencies, that instead they ought somehow to be above, well, politics.
    • Such is the sullenness towards him in some constituencies of opinion that they don't want to hear him when he wants to reach out to them.

Definition of constituency in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day trocha
f
path …
Cultural fact of the day

Spain's literary renaissance, known as the Golden Age (Siglo de Oro/i>), roughly covers the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It includes the Italian-influenced poetry of figures such as Garcilaso de la Vega; the religious verse of Fray Luis de León, Santa Teresa de Ávila and San Juan de la Cruz; picaresque novels such as the anonymous Lazarillo de Tormes and Quevedo's Buscón; Miguel de Cervantes' immortal Don Quijote; the theater of Lope de Vega, and the ornate poetry of Luis de Góngora.