Definition of township
1a : town 5b : 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 U.S.
2 : a division of territory in surveys of U.S. public land containing 36 sections or 36 square miles
3 : an area in the Republic of South Africa that was segregated under apartheid for occupation by persons of non-European descent
4 : an ancient unit of administration in England identical in area with or a division of a parish
First Known Use of township
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Definition of township for English Language Learners
: a unit of local government in the U.S.
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Definition of township for Students
1 : a unit of local government in some northeastern and north central states
2 : a division of territory in surveys of United States public lands containing 36 square miles (about 93 square kilometers)
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