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  1. bor·ough
    IPA[ˈbərō]
  2. noun

    • 1. a town or district which is an administrative unit.

    • 2. a town (as distinct from a city) with a corporation and privileges granted by a royal charter.

    • 3. a town sending representatives to Parliament.

    • 4. an incorporated municipality in certain US states.

    • 5. each of five divisions of New York City.

    • 6. (in Alaska) a district corresponding to a county elsewhere in the US.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: borough, plural noun: boroughs

    • noun

      a town or district which is an administrative unit.

      a town (as distinct from a city) with a corporation and privileges granted by a royal charter.

    • noun

      (in the UK) a borough in which the election of political representatives was controlled by one person or family. Such boroughs were abolished by the Reform Acts of 1832 and 1867.
    • noun

      (in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland) a large town formerly having the administrative status of a county.
    • noun

      a borough that was able to elect a representative to Parliament though having very few voters, the choice of representative typically being in the hands of one person or family.
    • noun

      (in the UK) a borough in which the election of political representatives was controlled by one person or family. Such boroughs were abolished by the Reform Acts of 1832 and 1867.
    • noun

      a borough that was able to elect an MP despite having very few voters, the choice of MP typically being in the hands of one person or family.
    • noun

      (in Wales and formerly in England and Northern Ireland) a town having the administrative status of a county.
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