The definition of a borough is a district or section of a larger town, or area that is self-governed, or a county in Alaska.(noun)
See borough in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME burgh < OE burg, burh, town, fortified place, akin to Ger burg < IE *bhgh, fortified elevation < base *bhereĝh-, high > barrow
See borough in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English burgh, city
Origin: , from Old English burg, fortified town; see bhergh-2 in Indo-European roots.
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