Township vs Incorporation - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between township and incorporation

is that township is the territory of a town; a subdivision of a county while incorporation is the act of incorporating, or the state of being incorporated.

township

Noun

(en noun)
  • The territory of a town; a subdivision of a county.
  • An area set aside for nonwhite occupation.
  • A nonwhite (usually subeconomic) area attached to a city.
  • * 1972', ''Daily Dispatch'': "In addition, the council has completed the planning of a new Coloured '''township''' on the site of the existing African ' township "
  • Descendants

    * Portuguese:

    Usage notes

    In the U.S., the term "township" refers to a division of a county, and may include one or more towns, villages, hamlets, or small cities. It may also be an administrative district for an unincorporated rural area. The exact nature of a township, and its role in local administration, differs from state to state.

    References

    1978: A Dictionary of South African English edited by Jean Branford. Oxford. ----

    incorporation

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of incorporating, or the state of being incorporated.
  • The union of different ingredients in one mass; mixture; combination; synthesis.
  • The union of something with a body already existing; association; intimate union; assimilation; as, the incorporation of conquered countries into the Roman republic.
  • The act of creating a corporation.
  • A body incorporated; a corporation.