township: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (toun'ship), [key]
- a unit of local government, usually a subdivision of a county, found in most midwestern and northeastern states of the U.S. and in most Canadian provinces.
- (in U.S. surveys of public land) a region or district approximately 6 miles square (93.2 sq. km), containing 36 sections.
- one of the local divisions or districts of a large parish, each containing a village or small town, usually with a church of its own.
- the manor, parish, etc., itself.
- its inhabitants.
- (in Australia)
- a small town or settlement serving as the business center of a rural area.
- the business center of a town or suburb.
- (in South Africa) a segregated residential settlement for blacks, located outside a city or town.
- township (Thesaurus)