- 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.
- a small town or settlement serving as the business center of a rural area.
- the business center of a town or suburb.
- townsend, francis everett,
- townshend acts,
- townshend, charles,
- township line,
Origin of township
Examples from the Web for township
You stand on an unsteady pontoon bridge spanning the Tigris River in a township called Adh Dhouloueya.Whatever You Do Someone Will Die. A Short Story About Impossible Choices in Iraq|Nathan Bradley Bethea|August 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At a township rally near Johannesburg, she boasted: “With our boxes of matches and our necklaces we shall liberate this country.”
Lake Success, a township on Long Island, was home to the United Nations long before it moved to its iconic eastside headquarters.
Biography Mo Yan was born to a family of farmers in the Gaomi township in Shandong province in northeastern China.60 Second Guide to Mo Yan: 2012 Winner of Nobel Prize for Literature|The Daily Beast|October 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Don't we go to the township for a few little necessaries an' have a drink on the whole thing?The Boss of Taroomba|E. W. Hornung
The additions to the population of the township had created fresh wants, hitherto unknown among these dwellers in poverty.The Country Doctor|Honore de Balzac
The township trustees, 1016 in number, are ex-officio overseers of the poor.
The present city, chartered in 1894, was originally a part of the township.
The introduction of the township was probably due to the fact that a number of New Yorkers participated in the convention.The Fairfax County Courthouse|Ross D. Netherton
- any of the local districts of a large parish, each division containing a village or small town
- the particular manor or parish itself as a territorial division
- the inhabitants of a township collectively
Old English tunscipe "inhabitants or population of a town." Applied in Middle English to "manor, parish, or other division of a hundred." Specific sense of "local division or district in a parish, each with a village or small town and its own church" is from 1530s; as a local municipal division of a county in U.S. and Canada, first recorded 1685.