Townshend Acts: Meaning and Definition of

Town'shend Acts'

Pronunciation: (toun'zund), [key]
— Amer. Hist. Amer. Hist.
  1. acts of the British Parliament in 1767, esp. the act that placed duties on tea, paper, lead, paint, etc., imported into the American colonies.
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