GRE Word List

GERRYMANDER

change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander

The meaning of the word gerrymander is change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander.

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