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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A town of south-central England northeast of Oxford. It was designated as a new town in 1967 to alleviate overcrowding in London. Population: 31,400.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. Originally a village in Buckinghamshire, now a purpose-built city in south-east England, containing the towns of Bletchley, Wolverton and Stony Stratford and many smaller villages

Etymologies

From an earlier "Middleton Caynes" when the village was in the manor of the "de Cahaines" family - as seen in a legal record of the 15th century: National Archives; Plea Roll, court of Common Pleas; CP 40 / 0717, for 1440; http://aalt.law.uh.edu/AALT1/H6/CP40no717/bCP40no717dorses/IMG_0998.htm; third entry, first line (Wiktionary)

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