Township meaning

toun'shĭp'
A subdivision of a county in most northeast and Midwest US states, having the status of a unit of local government with varying governmental powers.
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A public land surveying unit of 36 sections or 36 square miles.
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An ancient administrative division of a large parish in England.
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A suburb or city in South Africa formerly designated by the government as a predominantly black residential area.
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In England, a parish or division of a parish, as a unit of territory and administration.
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In parts of the U.S. and Canada, a division of a county, constituting a unit of local government with administrative control of local schools, roads, etc.
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In New England, town.
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A unit of territory in the U.S. land survey, generally six miles square, containing 36 mile-square sections, and sometimes, but not necessarily, coextensive with a governmental township.
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In South Africa, a segregated, nonwhite area in or just outside a city.
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The territory of a town; a subdivision of a county.
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(South Africa, Pre 1994) An area set aside for nonwhite occupation.
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(South Africa, Post 1994) A nonwhite (usually subeconomic) area attached to a city.
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Origin of township

  • Old English tunscipe.
    From Wiktionary