noun \ˈtan-ˌship\

: a unit of local government in the U.S.

Full Definition of TOWNSHIP

:  an ancient unit of administration in England identical in area with or a division of a parish
a :  town 6
b :  a unit of local government in some northeastern and north central states usually having a chief administrative officer or board
c :  an unorganized subdivision of the county in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont
d :  an electoral and administrative district of the county in the southern United States
:  a division of territory in surveys of United States public land containing 36 sections or 36 square miles
:  an area in the Republic of South Africa that was segregated under apartheid for occupation by persons of non-European descent

First Known Use of TOWNSHIP

12th century


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