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Definition of GERRYMANDERING

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Gerrymander \Ger`ry*man"der\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Gerrymandered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Gerrymandering}.] To divide (a State) into districts for the choice of representatives, in an unnatural and unfair way, with a view to give a political party an advantage over its opponent. [Political Cant, U. S.] [1913 Webster]

     Note: This was done in Massachusetts at a time when Elbridge Gerry was governor, and was attributed to his influence, hence the name; though it is now known that he was opposed to the measure. --Bartlett. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

26 Moby Thesaurus words for "gerrymandering": ballot-box stuffing, bunco, cardsharping, cheat, cheating, cozenage, diddle, diddling, dishonesty, dodge, fishy transaction, flam, flimflam, fraud, fraudulence, fraudulency, graft, grift, gyp, gyp joint, illicit business, imposition, imposture, racket, scam, swindle


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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