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  1. [surveying] A 6-by-6-mile block of land arranged in rows and columns, bound by township lines on the north and south and range lines on the east and west; used in the U.S. Public Land Survey System and Canada's Dominion Land Survey. Sometimes called a congressional township to distinguish it from political townships. Sometimes shortened to "township," though not to be confused with the distance measure of township.

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