At Large Meaning
(US, politics, of an election) Having an electorate across multiple districts.
Example: For a nervous twenty-four hours, three wanted criminals were at large in the city.
The ambassador-at-large was designated to the Middle East as a region, rather than to a specific country.
1621, Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy, vol.I, New York 2001, p.236:
The like example I find in LÃ¦lius Ã Fonte Eugubinus, consult. 129 [â€¦]. Read in him the story at large.
In general; as a whole.
Some people support the measure, but the community at large will probably be against it.
The city has five city council districts; however, the mayor is elected at large.