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Fagot Votes

Votes obtained by the nominal transfer of property to a person whose income was not otherwise sufficient to qualify him for being a voter.

The “fagot” was a bundle of property divided into small lots for the purpose stated above. Abolished.

“The object was to prevent the creation of fagot votes.” —The Times.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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