A man considered a householder by virtue of owning a hearth, and therefore qualified to vote.
Webster's New World
(historical) A voter in certain Englishboroughs, where, before the passage of the Reform Act 1832, the qualification for suffrage was to have boiled (walloped) his own pot in the parish for six months.
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