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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.
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Origin of Townshend Acts

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