Definition of township noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtaʊnʃɪp//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaʊnʃɪp//
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  1. 1(in South Africa in the past) a town or part of a town that black people had to live in, and where only black people lived It was the first black township to have its own community radio station.
  2. 2(in the US or Canada) a division of a county that is a unit of local government
  3. Word OriginOld English tūnscipe ‘the inhabitants of a village’ (see town, -ship).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: township