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
Recent Examples of township from the Web
Without the levy, the township is projecting an $1.8 million ending balance in December for fire and emergency medical services.
Maine Township Attorney Dan Dowd explained that only incorporated municipalities had the authority to opt out, and that a township is not a municipality under state statute.
The township gave approval to the preliminary and final development plans submitted by Rumpke.
Hate fliers spread around the township over the weekend, said residents, who provided photos of the fliers.
Given that the state has 1,428 townships, a similar situation could occur again.
The township has refused to release the report, citing personnel matters and pending litigation.
All is calm in a quiet house on a peaceful street in the tranquil township of Ross – until the walls come alive with the sound of a 13-year-old alarm clock. …
Combined with a provision to give money to villages and townships, the budget halves the state's local government revenue stream directed to the 614 of Ohio's 940 municipalities that levy an income tax.
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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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