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township

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noun town·ship \ˈtau̇n-ˌship\

Simple Definition of township

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of township

  1. 1 :  an ancient unit of administration in England identical in area with or a division of a parish

  2. 2a :  town 6b :  a unit of local government in some northeastern and north central states usually having a chief administrative officer or boardc :  an unorganized subdivision of the county in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermontd :  an electoral and administrative district of the county in the southern United States

  3. 3 :  a division of territory in surveys of United States public land containing 36 sections or 36 square miles

  4. 4 :  an area in the Republic of South Africa that was segregated under apartheid for occupation by persons of non-European descent


TOWNSHIP Defined for Kids

township

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noun town·ship \ˈtau̇n-ˌship\

Definition of township for Students

  1. 1 :  a unit of local government in some northeastern and north central states

  2. 2 :  a division of territory in surveys of United States public lands containing 36 square miles (about 93 square kilometers)





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