from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An election district having only a few voters but the same voting power as other more populous districts.
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- n. A borough that was represented in Parliament although it had very few voters.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a name given to any borough which, at the time of the passage of the Reform Bill of 1832, contained but few voters, yet retained the privilege of sending a member to Parliament.
- adj. See under Borough.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an English parliamentary constituency with few electors
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