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pocket borough

(before the Reform Act of 1832) an English borough constituency controlled by one person or family who owned the land
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This five-year contract is for the printing and delivering of Pocket Borough Bus Maps (Types A, B and C) from digital files supplied as either InDesign files (with accompanying Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop Files, and fonts) or screened and trapped TIFF separates, including all Work, labor and materials.
Of course, there were plenty of pocket boroughs, with proprietors selling their seats on the open market.
Croker's detailed knowledge of the French Revolution embarrassed Macaulay, and Croker also chided the younger man obliquely for representing a Whig pocket borough that would happen to be spared in the Whigs' Reform Bill.
Summary: By moving Dhumal, BJP aims to pocket the difficult Sujanpur seat while it is widely felt that Hamirpur is the pocket borough of Dhumal
The Congress party, on the other hand, had retained its pocket borough of Sultanpur
The Istanbul-headquartered airline has been on a mission for quite some time now to promote travel to locations in eastern Europe, which it considers as its pocket borough, owing to the increased frequency of flights to the destinations.
Meanwhile President Obama was speaking in Maryland, a Democratic pocket borough touting his credentials in foreign affairs.
Imran's vaulting popularity in Nawaz's pocket borough Lahore has prompted the PML chief to step up mass contact across the country.
Even in party pocket borough Amethi, the party's candidates are trailing way behind in the Nagar Panchayat chairman posts.
Singh had humbled Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh in his pocket borough of Baghpat in 2014 Lok Sabha polls and his elevation can help the saffron party strengthen its hold on the community which is politically influential in western Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana.
So far, the RJD has been a pocket borough of Prasad but once the merger has taken place, the other leaders in the party too will have to be taken into confidence in any decision-making.
Meanwhile, the PDP described the incident as " parting kick to the people and especially people of Ganderbal, once the pocket borough of the Abdullah family".