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Rotten borough   /rˈɑtən bˈərˌoʊ/   Listen
Rotten borough

noun
1.
An English parliamentary constituency with few electors.






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"Rotten borough" Quotes from Famous Books



... the Test valley for more than a mile with its beautiful woods and glades. Its eastern boundary is close to Whitchurch, seven miles from Andover. Whitchurch was another famous posting centre and, like Andover, a rotten borough. Here an important cross-country route from Oxford to Winchester tapped the Exeter road and here the modern ways of the Great Western and South Western cross each other at right angles. At the famous "White Hart" Newman wrote the opening part of the ...
— Wanderings in Wessex - An Exploration of the Southern Realm from Itchen to Otter • Edric Holmes



Words linked to "Rotten borough" :   borough



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