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  1. rotten borough

    • n.
      a borough that was able to elect an MP despite having very few voters, the choice of MP typically being in the hands of one person or family.
    • noun: rotten borough, plural noun: rotten boroughs

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    • IPA[ˈrätn ˈbərō]
    • n.
      a borough that was able to elect a representative to Parliament though having very few voters, ...

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