Definition of borough in English:
1A town or district that is an administrative unit, in particular.
- But modern life has moved beyond such administrative units as boroughs and as a result, the need for wardens has diminished.
- Wroughton Junior School was the borough's unit for dyslexia.
- He said: ‘It's utterly incredulous that any council will actually just decide that it fancies dumping its problems on its neighbouring districts and boroughs.’
1.1An incorporated municipality in certain US states.
- Erie was incorporated as a borough in 1805, having previously formed a part of Mill Creek Township; divided into two wards in 1840; granted a city charter in 1851; and divided into four wards in 1858.
- Alpine was created as a Bergen County, N.J. borough April 8, 1903 from area taken from Harrington Township.
- Aramingo is a borough crested out of the township of Northern Liberties, incorporated April 11,1850.
1.2Each of five divisions of New York City.
- The NYPD patrols the five boroughs of New York City.
- The Moveable Museum now travels to schools, community centers, parks, street fairs and other neighborhood organizations throughout the five boroughs of New York City.
- Loan default collections for borrowers in the five boroughs of New York City also will be put on hold automatically until January, Paige said.
1.3In Alaska, a district corresponding to a county elsewhere in the US.
- Stretching from the tip of the Alaska Peninsula to the easternmost Aleutian Islands, the Aleutians East Borough is like no other place on earth.
- The Kodiak Island Borough welcomes you to Alaskas beautiful Emerald Isle, its government and services.
- Welcome to the City and Borough of Sitka, Alaska.
1.4British A town (as distinct from a city) with a corporation and privileges granted by a royal charter.
- There are 16 places up for grabs on the youth forum, two for each of the county's districts and boroughs.
- And Mr Davis warned that devolution would take power away from local communities and threaten ‘our historic counties, our ancient boroughs and our parishes’.
- Their portion of council tax - being a unitary they set the borough and county parts as one - is 8.9 per cent.
1.5British historical A town sending representatives to Parliament.
- He received various pensions, grants and sinecures from the crown, was a member of parliament for the borough of Warwick, and frequently served abroad.
- Audley was a lawyer from Essex, who became town clerk of Colchester in 1514 and was elected to Parliament for the borough in 1523.
- In parliamentary boroughs with freeman franchises, the power to bestow the freedom was in effect a power to create electors, a consideration which clearly shaped its use.
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