corrupt practices act: Meaning and Definition of

corrupt' prac'tices act"

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  1. any of several U.S. statutes for ensuring the purity of elections by forbidding the purchase of votes, restricting the amount and source of political contributions, limiting campaign expenditures, and requiring the submission of an itemized statement of such expenditures.
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