Definitions for pocket borough

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pock′et bor`ough(n.)

  1. (before 1832) an English borough whose representation in Parliament was controlled by an individual or family.

    Category: Western History

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pocket borough(noun)

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

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Pocket Borough

    a borough in which the influence of some magnate of the place determines the voting at an election time, a thing pretty much of the past.


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