Township Definition

tounshĭp
townships
noun
townships
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.
Webster's New World
In England, a parish or division of a parish, as a unit of territory and administration.
Webster's New World
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.
Webster's New World

In New England, town.

Webster's New World
In South Africa, a segregated, nonwhite area in or just outside a city.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
townprecinctrural communitytown government
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Other Word Forms of Township

Noun

Singular:
township
Plural:
townships

Origin of Township

  • Old English tunscipe.

    From Wiktionary

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