Pocket-borough



noun
1.
(before the Reform Bill of 1832) any English borough whose representatives in Parliament were controlled by an individual or family.
2.
an election district under the control of an individual, family, or group.
noun
1.
(before the Reform Act of 1832) an English borough constituency controlled by one person or family who owned the land Compare rotten borough

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