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pocket borough

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A borough in England, before the parliamentary reform of 1832, whose representation was controlled by a single person or family.

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  • noun a sparsely populated borough in which all or most of the land is owned by a single family

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