from The Century Dictionary.
- noun Trafficking in the parliamentary representation of a borough, a practice at one time common in England.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The practices of a boroughmonger.
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- noun The practices of a
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It was grievous to him that he should be openly addressed, — addressed by an absolute stranger, — as a boroughmongering lord, who would not scruple to give away a seat in
We owe the English peerage to three sources: the spoliation of the Church; the open and flagrant sale of its honours by the elder Stuarts; and the boroughmongering of our own times.
The English nation, therefore, rallies for rescue from the degrading plots of a profligate oligarchy, a barbarising sectarianism, and a boroughmongering Papacy round their hereditary leaders -- the Peers.
But boroughmongering after all was a Whig rather than a Tory institution, and Cobbett's hatred of it, as well as that desire for the maintenance of a kind of manufacturing yeomanry (not wholly different from the later ideal of