Definition of Single-member system
1. Noun. Based on the principle of having only one member (as of a legislature) selected from each electoral district.
Generic synonyms: Electoral System, Voting System
Category relationships: General Assembly, Law-makers, Legislative Assembly, Legislative Body, Legislature
Lexicographical Neighbors of Single-member System
Literary usage of Single-member system
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1885)
"Now I do not admit that the single-member system will return ' vestrymen," in the bad ... Under the single-member system the House will, I am convinced, ..."
2. Electoral Reform: An Inquiry Into Our System of Parliamentary Representation by Joseph King (1908)
"... and for a Member of Parliament to vote for the abolition of the single- member system would usually be for him to throw away a personal advantage which ..."
3. The Nineteenth Century (1885)
"Therefore those candidates who are sure of their quotas might be elected at less cost under proportional representation than under the single-member system. ..."
4. The Territorial Basis of Government Under the State Constitutions, Local by Alfred Zantzinger Reed (1911)
"Texas has no limitation at all.1 Wisconsin, alone of these four, requires the single-member system for the lower house also. 7. ..."
5. Electoral Reform in England and Wales: The Development and Operation of the by Charles Seymour (1915)
"Sections which had formerly been swamped by hostile contiguous districts would be granted independent representation under the single-member system. ..."
6. Proportional Representation Review by American Proportional Representation League, Proportional Representation League (1896)
"Under the single-member system the sitting member for each single- member area would have been nominated under the pact as candidate for that area. ..."