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Definition of Borough


  1. In England, an incorporated town that is not a city; also, a town that sends members to parliament; in Scotland, a body corporate, consisting of the inhabitants of a certain district, erected by the sovereign, with a certain jurisdiction; in America, an incorporated town or village, as in Pennsylvania and Connecticut.
  2. The collective body of citizens or inhabitants of a borough; as, the borough voted to lay a tax.
  3. An association of men who gave pledges or sureties to the king for the good behavior of each other.
  4. The pledge or surety thus given.

Borough Translations

borough in German is Stadtgemeinde, Bezirk, Bezirk
borough in Spanish is distrito municipal