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rot'ten bor'ough




1. (before the Reform Bill of 1832) any English borough that had very few voters yet was represented in Parliament.
2. an election district that has more representatives in a legislative body than the number of its constituents would normally call for.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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