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Meaning of TOWNSHIP

Pronunciation:  'taûnship

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an administrative division of a county; "the town is responsible for snow removal"
 

TOWNSHIP is a 8 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: town
 
 See Also: administrative district, administrative division, territorial division

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Town"ship\, n.
1. The district or territory of a town.

Note: In the United States, many of the States are divided
      into townships of five, six, seven, or perhaps ten
      miles square, and the inhabitants of such townships are
      invested with certain powers for regulating their own
      affairs, such as repairing roads and providing for the
      poor. The township is subordinate to the county.

2. In surveys of the public land of the United States, a
   division of territory six miles square, containing 36
   sections.

3. In Canada, one of the subdivisions of a county.

 
Glossary
 
 Definition: a square area, containing 36 sections; a major unit of the legal subdivision system.
 

 

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