town meeting

noun

Definition of town meeting

: a meeting of inhabitants or taxpayers constituting the legislative authority of a town

Examples of town meeting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There were no signs that the Croydon town meeting in March would be unusual. Peter Greene, Forbes, 17 May 2022 At a town meeting last July, Ronald Klausner described how the roar of low-flying jets woke two of his young grandchildren from their naps at his Hamptons home, leaving them cranky the rest of the afternoon. James Fanelli, WSJ, 15 May 2022 The Gender Equality on Beaches bylaw amendment passed with a vote of 327-242 following a debate at the annual town meeting in Nantucket. Kim Elsesser, Forbes, 5 May 2022 The first round of gifts — $25 to each refugee — was distributed in Kozy, Poland, where the San Diegans zoomed in on a town meeting of 280 refugees. Diane Bellcolumnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Apr. 2022 Moderator Chris Hoheb explained that if the budget proposal does not pass at the April 28 referendum, the Town Council would recommend a second budget - lower than the first - and a second town meeting a second referendum would take place. Steve Smith, Hartford Courant, 21 Apr. 2022 The annual town meeting is set to take place later in January (date TBD), and the town’s final budget meeting will take place in March. Steve Smith, courant.com, 7 Jan. 2022 After more than three hours of heated discussion, town meeting members voted 186-28 to pay the $11 million settlement negotiated by the town and Alston’s legal team in mid-September. BostonGlobe.com, 6 Oct. 2021 Gibb and Zerb hope to turn in enough petitions to force a town meeting. Don Stacom, courant.com, 8 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of town meeting

1636, in the meaning defined above

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3 Jun 2022

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“Town meeting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/town%20meeting. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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