re form bill

Reform Bill

noun English History.
any of the bills passed by Parliament (1832, 1867, 1884) providing for an increase in the number of voters in elections for the House of Commons, especially the bill of 1832 by which many rotten boroughs were disfranchised.
Also called Reform Act.
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Reform Bill or Reform Act
 
n
(Brit) history any of several bills or acts extending the franchise or redistributing parliamentary seats, esp the acts of 1832 and 1867
 
Reform Act or Reform Act
 
n

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