Borough and District


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Borough noun – An English town that forms the constituency of a member of parliament.
District is a synonym for borough in place topic. In some cases you can use "District" instead the word "Borough" as a noun or an adjective, when it comes to topics like region, precinct, incorporated municipality smaller than a city. popular alternative
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District noun – An area (as of a city) set apart for some purpose or having some special feature.
Borough is a synonym for district in region topic. You can use "Borough" instead the word "District" as a noun or an adjective, if it concerns topics such as precinct. popular alternative
Nearby Words: districted, districting
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  • Eastenders is set in the fictional East End district of Walford, somewhere in the real London borough of Tower Hamlets.
  • Creator / Gilbert and Sullivan Sir Joseph Porter in Pinafore is much the same, with allusions to massive corruption note The "pocket borough" that sent him into Parliament refers to a district that had all of its votes bought by wealthy family.
  • In the United Kingdom, there used to be rotten boroughs that had representatives (2 per borough) in Parliament even though they had a very small population - the district lines hadn't been been changed in centuries, and what were once large population centers were now tiny villages.
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