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Chiltern Hundreds

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Pronunciation: /ˌtʃɪlt(ə)n ˈhʌndrədz
 
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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.

Origin

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

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