township

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n township an administrative division of a county "the town is responsible for snow removal"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Township In Canada, one of the subdivisions of a county.
    • Township In surveys of the public land of the United States, a division of territory six miles square, containing 36 sections.
    • Township The district or territory of a town.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n township In Anglo-Saxon times, the area of land occupied by a community inhabiting a fenced homestead, a farm, or a village surrounded by an inclosure.
    • n township In law: In England, a town or vill where there are more than one in a parish; a division of a parish in which there is a separate constable, and for which there may be separate overseers of the poor.
    • n township In the United States, a territorial district, subordinate to a county, into which counties in many of the States are divided, the inhabitants of which are invested with political and administrative powers for regulating their own minor local affairs, such as repairing roads, maintaining schools, and providing for the poor; also, the inhabitants of such a district in their organized capacity. In the newer States, in which the divisions were laid off by government survey, a township contains thirty-six square miles. The subdivisions of California counties are called judicial townships. The townships of Wisconsin are more often called towns; those of Maine and New Hampshire are corporations. Compare town, 6.
    • n township In Australia, a village or small town.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Township the territory or district of a town: the corporation of a town: a district
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. tún, an enclosure, town; Ice. tún, an enclosure, Ger. zaun, a hedge.

Usage

In literature:

Through their officers, the people of the township act freely together within the lawful sphere of the township.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol. III, No. V, May, 1863" by Various
Bridgeport was originally a part of the township of Stratford.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
He was the loudest voiced man in Red Stone township.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
Richmond Road is not a township.
"On the Heels of De Wet" by The Intelligence Officer
Now she was quite alone, save for her two brothers and the cousins who lived in other townships, and they all had homes of their own.
"Tiverton Tales" by Alice Brown
My mother was Mandy Clark of Union township.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
Tom and Bill were the first horses which came into Lyle township.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
At the entrance of the township the St. Paul's river is crossed by a small substantial stone bridge of one arch.
"The History of Tasmania , Volume II (of 2)" by John West
Canoe take up your friend to township.
"Janet McLaren" by W.H.G. Kingston
Another short bit of made road, and we are in the township.
"A Boy's Voyage Round the World" by The Son of Samuel Smiles
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In poetry:

And full of delight is the township
With its red-roofed houses gay,
Though Baby would love to linger
At the toy-shover over the way.
"The First School Day" by Alice Guerin Crist
Can New England think deep thoughts of her bye-ways,
Is Abana and Pharpar a balance for
Severn receiving Avon, at her knot of highways,
Her Abbey township, beneath so high a cloud floor?
"Thoughts of New England" by Ivor Gurney
From township to township, o’er down and by tillage
Fair, far have we wandered and long was the day;
But now cometh eve at the end of the village,
Where over the grey wall the church riseth grey.
"The Message Of The March Wind" by William Morris
Beyond the township of Ruily she never had been,
This pretty maid with tiny feet and aged eighteen;
And when Donald would ask her to be his wife,
"No," she would say, "I'm not going to stay here all my life."
"The Bonnie Lass o' Ruily" by William Topaz McGonagall
Three hundred thousand men, but not enough
To break this township on a winding stream;
More yet must fall, and more, ere the red stuff
That built a nation's manhood may redeem
The Master's hopes and realize his dream.
"Verdun" by Eden Phillpotts
And ah! The dear grey eyes of her all truth and purity
What a beacon-light to goodness, such a colleen’s eyes can be!
The blazed a track to Heaven for me an’ it struck me like a blow
When O’Grady left the township, just twenty years ago.
"O’Grady’s Little Girl" by Alice Guerin Crist

In news:

According to township officials, following an extensive fire department audit earlier this year, an ISO rating of 5/8B was awarded to the township.
Jenkins Township 9-10 softball Greater Wyoming Area 4, Swoyersville Jenkins Township 2.
A long simmering dispute over a Helga Township auto business labeled an eyesore and potential environmental hazard by township officials flared at Wednesday's Hubbard County board meeting.
DECATUR TOWNSHIP Thanks to the Decatur Central Lions Club , Lions Club International, the Decatur Township Education Foundation and Panther Racing, veterans and their families learn.
SIDNEY TOWNSHIP – The cause is unknown after an early-morning fire destroyed a log cabin in Sidney Township.
The man often referred to as "the Father of American Literature" has been invited by the Alpine Township Historical Committee to share his humor and wisdom at 2 pm Sunday at the Alpine Township Community Building, 2015 7 Mile Road.
A man with a handgun robbed a business in Exeter Township on Monday night, township police said.
Meridian Township Police Department photo Meridian Township police are investigating after a bank was robbed Wednesday morning.
Dear Fairfield Township voters, JoAnne L Servais, Mike Morton and Viola Thomas-Hughes are the best choice to represent you on the Township Committee.
News Eagle correspondent The wage tax question cannot be placed on the ballot, Greene Township Solicitor Jeffrey Treat told the Greene Township supervisors at the September meeting.
PEMBERTON TOWNSHIP — The Democratic Party will control the entire Township Council, thanks to a three-seat sweep in Tuesday's election.
Brandon Twp.- The township board has postponed giving consent to Enbridge Energy to replace a petroleum pipeline that runs through the township.
The township now has no ordinance in effect until the township board writes a revised one.
Independence Township board voted 5-1 to make Bart Clark the permenant Township Superintendent.
Jewett American Legion squad on Thursday night for their game in Fox Township against the team from Fox Township Post 511.
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