What is Base?

Legal Definition
In politics, the term base refers to a group of voters who almost always support a single party's candidates for elected office. Base voters are very unlikely to vote for the candidate of an opposing party, regardless of the specific views each candidate holds. In the United States, this is typically because high-level candidates must hold the same stances on key issues as a party's base in order to gain the party's nomination and thus be guaranteed ballot access. In the case of legislative elections, base voters often prefer to support their party's candidate against an otherwise appealing opponent in order to strengthen their party's chances of gaining a simple majority, typically the gateway to overarching power, in a legislature.
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Legal Definition
Something low; inferior. This word is frequently used in composition; as base court, base estate, base fee, &c.
-- Bouviers Law Dictionary
Legal Definition
adj. Low; inferior; servile; of subordinate degree; impure, adulterated or alloyed.
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-- Black's Law Dictionary