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Chiltern Hundreds British & World 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

Chiltern Hundreds New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

Crown manor, whose administration is a nominal office for which an MP applies as a way of resigning from the House of Commons