township - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈtaʊnʃɪp/
singulartownship
pluraltownships
  1. 1
    the part of a town or city in South Africa where black people had to live because of apartheid
    1. a.
      in South Africa, a suburb that is lived in mainly by black people
  2. 2
    an area within a county (=a division of a state) in the US or Canada that is responsible for running its own public services