from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The territory of a town; a subdivision of a county.
- n. An area set aside for non-white occupation.
- n. A non-white (usually sub-economic) area attached to a city.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The 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.
- n. In Australia, a village or small town.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an administrative division of a county
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.
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