borough

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Singular
borough

Plural
boroughs

  1. (no longer used) A fortified town; a town or city.
  2. A town that has a municipal corporation and certain traditional rights.
  3. An administrative district (part of a city) in some cities, for example, London.
  4. An administrative unit of a city which, under most circumstances according to law, would be considered a larger or more powerful entity; most commonly used in American English to define the five counties that make up New York City.
  5. Other similar administrative units in cities and states in various parts of the world.
  6. A district in Alaska that has powers similar to a county.