Definition of Township

1. Noun. An administrative division of a county. "The town is responsible for snow removal"

Exact synonyms: Town
Generic synonyms: Administrative District, Administrative Division, Territorial Division
Derivative terms: Town, Town



Definition of Township

1. n. The district or territory of a town.

Definition of Township

1. Noun. The territory of a town; a subdivision of a county. ¹

2. Noun. (context: South African English Pre 1994) An area set aside for non-white occupation. ¹

3. Noun. (context: South African English Post 1994) A non-white (usually sub-economic) area attached to a city. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Township

1. an administrative division of a county [n -S]

Medical Definition of Township

1. 1. The district or territory of a town. In the United States, many of the States are divided into townships of five, six, seven, or perhaps ten miles square, and the inhabitants of such townships are invested with certain powers for regulating their own affairs, such as repairing roads and providing for the poor. The township is subordinate to the county. 2. In surveys of the public land of the United States, a division of territory six miles square, containing 36 sections. 3. In Canada, one of the subdivisions of a county. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Township

townlet
townlets
townlier
townliest
townlike
townling
townlings
townly
townpeople
towns
townscape
townscapes
townselike
townsfolk
townsful
township (current term)
townships
townsite
townsites
townskip
townskips
townsman
townsmen
townspeople
townswoman
townswomen
townward
townwards
townwear
townwide

Literary usage of Township

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"The said city and township are both public corporations created for ... The delegation of such legislative authority to said township was not such a ..."

2. Democracy in America by Alexis de Tocqueville, Henry Reeve (1900)
"LIMITS OF THE township The township of New England is a division which stands ... AUTHORITIES OF THE township IN NEW ENGLAND The people the source of all ..."

3. Annual Report by Indiana State Board of Health (1917)
"1, Richland township. Fulton county, Richland township, Sand Hill school. ... 2, Brown township Mr. Carmel school. Whereas: The said schoolhouses are duly ..."

4. Biennial Report by Michigan State Highway Dept (1910)
"County and township. Menominee County: Menominee 506 E Menominee 501 C Spalding ... township. township, township. township. township. township. Asso'tion. ..."

5. The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I. by Frederick Pollock, Frederic William Maitland (1898)
"Unjust The township again is constantly brought before us as from'™ ' having had to bear all manner of unlawful exactions. The townships. ..."

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