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constituency

con·stit·u·en·cy

constituency

 
pronunciation:
kn stI chu n si
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part of speech: noun
inflections: constituencies
definition 1: the body of voters from a district represented by an elected official.
definition 2: the district represented by such an official.
Word Parts
The word constituency contains the following part:
-ance, -ence, -ency, -ancy Latin noun-forming suffix that means state, quality, or act of
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The suffix group -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy attaches to verbs and Latin verb stems to create nouns. The suffix -ance is usually attached to whole English words, whereas -ence is usually attached to roots: compare eloquence and acceptance . For most nouns ending in -ance , -ence , -ency , -ancy , there is a correponsponding adjective form ending in -ant, -ent.