borough

  1. one of the administrative divisions of a large city
  2. an English town that forms the constituency of a member of Parliament

borough

[n] - one of the administrative divisions of a large city 2. [n] - an English town that forms the constituency of a member of Parliament
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borough

Urban-based unit of local government in the UK and USA. It existed in the UK from the 8th century until 1974, when it continued as an honorary status granted by royal charter to a district...
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Borough

The term borough originally applies referred to a fortified town. However, the name came to indicate a town governed by a corporation of its citizens and which had special rights, such as permission to have fairs and markets, given to it by charter This gave such borough towns considerable importance and they were eventually allowed their own Membe...
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Borough

Bor'ough noun [ Middle English burgh , burw , boru , port, town, burrow, Anglo-Saxon burh , burg ; akin to Icelandic , Swedish , & Danish borg , Old Saxon & Dutch burg , Old High German puruc, purc, Middle High German burc , German burg...
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borough

noun one of the administrative divisions of a large city
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Borough

• (n.) An association of men who gave pledges or sureties to the king for the good behavior of each other. • (n.) The collective body of citizens or inhabitants of a borough; as, the borough voted to lay a tax. • (n.) In England, an incorporated town that is not a city; also, a town that sends members to parliament; in Scotland, a bo...
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borough

in Great Britain, incorporated town with special privileges or a district entitled to elect a member of Parliament.[4 related articles]
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borough

borough: see city government; county.
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Borough

Obs. A 'free' city. (Burg, Burgus, Burh, Bourg)
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borough

Urban-based unit of local government in the UK and USA. It existed in the UK from the 8th century until 1974, when it continued as an honorary status granted by royal charter to a district council, entitling its leader to the title of mayor. In England in 2007 there were 32 London borough councils and 36 metropolitan borough councils. The name ...
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borough

a town that had been granted certain rights of self government by the Crown. In London, Southwark was referred to as "the borough."
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Borough

[Connecticut] In the US state of Connecticut, a borough is an incorporated section of a town. Borough governments are not autonomous and are subordinate to the government of the town to which they belong. A borough is a clearly defined municipality and provides some municipal services, such as police and fire services, garbage collection, s...
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Borough

[New York City] File:NYCborolabels.svg|thumb|right|The Five Boroughs of New York City: 1: Manhattan, 2: Brooklyn, 3: Queens, 4: The Bronx, and 5: Staten Island New York City, in the U.S. state of New York, is composed of five boroughs. They are Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Each borough has the same boundaries a...
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Borough

[Pennsylvania] In the U.S. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a borough is a self-governing municipal entity that is usually smaller than a city. There are 958 boroughs in Pennsylvania. The alternative spelling `Boro` is sometimes used, even in official notation. All municipalities in Pennsylvania are classified as either cities, home rule munic...
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Borough

[United States] In principle, the word borough designates a self-governing community. In the United States, a borough is a unit of local government below the level of the state. The term is currently used in six states: ==Specific states== ===Alaska=== In Alaska, the word `borough` is used instead of `county.` Like counties, boroughs are ad...
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Borough

[New Jersey] A borough (sometimes abbreviated Boro on road signs), in the context of local government in the U.S. state of New Jersey, refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government (in addition to those established under a Special Charter). Though it is now the most common form of government in New Jersey, by 1...
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Borough

A borough is an administrative division in various countries. In principle, the term borough designates a self-governing township although, in practice, official use of the term varies widely. The word borough derives from common Germanic *burg, meaning fort: compare with bury (England), burgh (Scotland), Burg (Germany), borg (Scandinavia), pori (...
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BOROUGH

a town with a number of special privileges giving it greater political autonomy than other towns; these varied depending on the terms of the borough's 'charter' but could include having its own *Justices of the Peace, *coroner and holding *Quarter Sessions, with jurisdiction over non-capital offences committed within the borough
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