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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.

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  • 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

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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

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