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spoils system
a practice of regarding public offices and their emoluments as plunder to be distributed to members of the victorious party
reservation
3 : something reserved for a special use; especially : an area of public lands so reserved <an Indian reservation>
charter
1 : an official document granting, guaranteeing, or showing the limits of the rights and duties of the group to which it is given
stump speech
a place or occasion for public speaking (as for a cause or candidate); also : the circuit followed by a maker of such speeches -- used especially in the phrase on the stump
nullify
to make null or valueless
compromise
1 : a settlement of a dispute by each party giving up some demands
tariff
1 a : a list of taxes placed by a government on imported or in some countries exported goods
mandate
1 : an order from a higher court to a lower court
2 : authorization or approval given to a representative especially by voters <accepted the mandate of the people>
distort
: to tell in a way that is misleading
misrepresent
to give a false or misleading idea of
slander
1 : the making of false statements that damage another's reputation
2 : a false and harmful oral statement about a person