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Meaning of TOWNSHIP

Pronunciation:  'taûnship

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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

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

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