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in the United States. In the New England states the town is the basic unit of local governmentlocal government,
political administration of the smallest subdivisions of a country's territory and population. Characteristics and Types

Although there are special-purpose local government bodies (e.g.
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. The New England town government's unique feature is the town meeting, much praised as a nearly pure form of democracy. At the annual meeting of voters, town officers are elected and local issues such as town tax rates are decided. Elsewhere in the United States the term town has little political use, signifying only a place incorporated as a town or simply a population center. However, township has legal meaning—a geographical division of the countycounty
[Fr., comté,=domain of a count], division of local government in the United States, Great Britain, and many Commonwealth countries. The county developed in England from the shire, a unit of local government that originated in the Saxon settlements of the 5th
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, established in land surveys and usually made up of 36 sections, each with roughly an area of 1 sq mi (2.6 sq km). Except in the Middle Atlantic states, townships are seldom units of local government.

Town

A concentration of residential and related buildings surrounded by countryside; typically smaller than a city and larger than a village.

town

1. 
a. a densely populated urban area, typically smaller than a city and larger than a village, having some local powers of government and a fixed boundary
b. (as modifier): town life
2. a city, borough, or other urban area
3. (in the US) a territorial unit of local government that is smaller than a county; township
4. the nearest town or commercial district
5. London or the chief city of an area
6. the inhabitants of a town
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And then, as Jurgis came out from this meeting, some one handed him a paper which he carried home with him and read; and so he became acquainted with the "Appeal to Reason." About twelve years previously a Colorado real-estate speculator had made up his mind that it was wrong to gamble in the necessities of life of human beings: and so he had retired and begun the publication of a Socialist weekly.
This meeting they advertised extensively, and the Socialists advertised it too--with the result that about a thousand of them were on hand that evening.
On the conclusion of the meeting, Mirabel and Emily were found waiting for their friends at the door.
But the two heros of the meeting had good sea-legs.
Barbicane returned to his lodging; but instead of snatching a few hours of repose, he passed the night in endeavoring to discover a means of evading the recoil of the projectile, and resolving the difficult problem proposed by Michel Ardan during the discussion at the meeting.
"It was a political meeting, sir," replied the porter.
NIGERIANS love meetings, especially the face-to-face variety.
Fortunately, there are ways to ensure that meetings are productive and relatively brief.
The Legislative Council (LegCo) Finance Committee (FC) will hold four meetings tomorrow (June 23) in Conference Room 1 of the LegCo Complex.
If left unchecked, the time spent on meetings can quickly swell, filling your entire day.
There are a lot of names for meetings going off track: going down a rabbit hole, getting derailed, going into the weeds, off on a tangent, digressed, etc.
Meetings become ineffective when the content of the meeting is not tailored to the audience.