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"township" in British English

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townshipnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈtaʊn.ʃɪp/
a ​SouthAfricantown where only ​blackpeoplelived during ​apartheid: the township of Soweto poverty and ​deprivation in the townships township ​music in the US and Canada, a ​unit of ​localgovernment consisting of a ​town and the ​areasurrounding it: the township of Dulce, New Mexico Madison Township, Ohio
(Definition of township from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"township" in American English

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townshipnoun [C]

 us   /ˈtɑʊnˌʃɪp/
(in ​parts of the US and Canada) a ​unit of ​localgovernment consisting of a ​town and the ​areasurrounding it
(Definition of township from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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