• Definition for "pocket borough"
    • A borough in The united kingdomt, prior to…
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pocket borough definition

  • noun:
    • A borough in The united kingdomt, prior to the parliamentary reform of 1832, whose representation ended up being controlled by a single person or family.
    • a borough “owned” by some person.
    • a sparsely populated borough where all or a lot of the land is had by one household
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