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pocket borough
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A sparsely populated borough in which all or most of the land is owned by a single family WordNet 3.0
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A sparsely populated borough in which all or most of the land is owned by a single family WordNet 3.0 & WordNet 2020
A borough which could effectively be controlled by a single person who owned at least half of the "burgage tenements" (whose occupants had the right to vote in the borough's parliamentary elections), since he could populate these tenements with his own supporters. Wiktionary
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