American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A subdivision of a county in most northeast and Midwest U.S. states, having the status of a unit of local government with varying governmental powers.
- n. A public land surveying unit of 36 sections or 36 square miles.
- n. An ancient administrative division of a large parish in England.
- n. A racially segregated area in South Africa established by the government as a residence for people of color.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Anglo-Saxon times, the area of land occupied by a community inhabiting a fenced homestead, a farm, or a village surrounded by an inclosure.
- n. In law: In England, a town or vill where there are more than one in a parish; a division of a parish in which there is a separate constable, and for which there may be separate overseers of the poor.
- n. In the United States, a territorial district, subordinate to a county, into which counties in many of the States are divided, the inhabitants of which are invested with political and administrative powers for regulating their own minor local affairs, such as repairing roads, maintaining schools, and providing for the poor; also, the inhabitants of such a district in their organized capacity. In the newer States, in which the divisions were laid off by government survey, a township contains thirty-six square miles. The subdivisions of California counties are called
judicial townships. The townships of Wisconsin are more often called towns; those of Maine and New Hampshire are corporations. Compare town, 6.
- n. In Australia, a village or small town.
- n. The territory of a town; a subdivision of a county.
- n. South Africa, Pre 1994 An area set aside for non-white occupation.
- n. South Africa, Post 1994 A non-white (usually sub-economic) area attached to a city.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The district or territory of a town.
- n. In surveys of the public land of the United States, a division of territory six miles square, containing 36 sections.
- n. In Canada, one of the subdivisions of a county.
- n. an administrative division of a county
- Old English tunscipe (Wiktionary)
“The township is interested, but the approval process is slow and may take a years.”
“MONDELLO: Without the word township, that could be Cleveland, no?”
“Marriage, housing, schooling, jobs - everything was relevant to your racial classification: so, for example, a black parent might be forced to live in a different township from the white other parent and their colored children.”
“The concept of township is very important for the aluminum plants. posted by Neel @ 12: 58 PM”
“De Monchy, who was a guest at the party in Coromandel township, is programme manager for DOC's Moehau Kiwi Sanctuary on the peninsula and knew the significance of the find.”
“Of course, the gentlemen of Wilmington would never initiate violence, but we can hold no trust in Shropshire, whose tempers are so heated that their township is under a curfew, while the gentlemen of Wilmington carry on after dark as we please.”
“Colonel T.J. Swanepoel was the first member of the South African police to make explicit what he thought was a direct connection between the "tsotsi-element" and the violence in township communities:”
“A Massacheusetts township is cracking down on massage-parlors that give dogs and their owners rubdowns on the same premises.”
“Presiding over the still-snoozing township is the dominant focal point atop The Cathedral of Our Lady of Guadeloupe's heaven-bound steeple.”
“Notable: Program and township is so steeped in football mania that a new documentary about the 1999 season, Go Tigers, was released in late September to great reviews at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘township’.
describing areas where the poor, unhomed and oppressed are found. Some of these didn't belong in miserable circumstances.
If you read this in order from top to bottom, the word progression suggests the "lifespan" of a 300-year-old house in Pennsylvania.
an attempt to subdivide your life
The area I'm employed in - not as an attorney but a civil servant working as the clerk of a county assessment appeals board.
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