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Townshend Acts

[toun-zuh nd]
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plural noun American History.
  1. acts of the British Parliament in 1767, especially the act that placed duties on tea, paper, lead, paint, etc., imported into the American colonies.

Origin of Townshend Acts

named after Charles Townshend (1725–67), English statesman, their sponsor
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