(sĭt`ĭngbôrn), town (1991 pop. 35,893), Kent, SE England, on the ancient Watling Street and on the old route of pilgrimage to Canterbury. It is an agricultural market with paper, paint, and cement works. It includes Milton Regis.
The whole business of the human race, between London and Dover, being spoliation, Mr Dorrit was waylaid at Dartford, pillaged at Gravesend, rifled at Rochester, fleeced at Sittingbourne, and sacked at Canterbury.
Applying for judicial review of a decision to close Sittingbourne Magistrates' Court in Kent, William Clegg QC told three judges the consultation process that led to the closure decision last December was so flawed that the decision should be quashed.