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Scituate (sĭchˈŏwāt, –wĭt) [key], town (1990 pop. 16,786), Plymouth co., SE Mass., on the Atlantic coast about midway between Boston and Plymouth; settled c.1630, inc. 1636. It is a residential community and also a summer resort.

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