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English definition of “canton”

canton

noun [C]     /ˈkæn.tɒn/ US  /-tɑːn/
a political region or local government area in some countries, especially one of the 23 political regions into which Switzerland is dividedLocal government and politicsParts of countries
(Definition of canton noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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