Share this entry
Chiltern Hundreds Line breaks: Chil|tern Hundreds
Pronunciation: /ˌtʃɪlt(ə)n ˈhʌndrədz/

Definition of Chiltern Hundreds in English:

(In the UK) a Crown manor, whose administration is a nominal office for which an MP applies as a way of resigning from the House of Commons. This is because stewardship of the district is legally an office of profit under the Crown, the holding of which disqualifies a person from being an MP.


From Chiltern Hills and Hundreds (see the hundred (noun)).

Definition of Chiltern Hundreds in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources