Meaning of borough


Pronunciation: (bûr'ō, bur'ō), [key]
— n.
  1. (in certain states of the U.S.) an incorporated municipality smaller than a city.
  2. one of the five administrative divisions of New York City.
    1. an urban community incorporated by royal charter, similar to an incorporated city or municipality in the U.S.
    2. a town, area, or constituency represented by a Member of Parliament.
    3. (formerly) a fortified town organized as and having some of the powers of an independent country.
  3. (in Alaska) an administrative division similar to a county in other states.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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