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

  • Townshend, Charles 1725-1767. British politician who as Chancellor of the Exchequer (1766) and acting prime minister sponsored the Townshend Acts (1767), which levied duties on many items imported to the American colonies. Strong resistance to the acts led to the repeal of all the duties, except for the tax on tea.

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  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. Any one of a number of municipalities in anglophone areas.


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