Definition of townsman in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈtaʊnzmən

noun (plural townsmen)

A male resident of a particular town or city (often used to contrast with a visitor or a person living in the country): a townsman of Bury two foresters had attempted to arrest a townsman
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  • Howe is an easterner and a city dweller, not a townsman.
  • But in the bocage country of the west, where the new local authorities were townsmen already disliked for having done too well out of the Revolution, priests preferred solidarity with their parishioners.
  • Towns and townsmen were part of this relationship of mutual interest and service which historians have unflatteringly dubbed ‘bastard feudalism’.

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