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canton

Definitions of canton
  1. noun
    a small administrative division of a country
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    examples:
    Tessin
    an Italian-speaking region of southern Switzerland
    types:
    Swiss canton
    one of the cantons of Switzerland
    type of:
    administrative district, administrative division, territorial division
    a district defined for administrative purposes
  2. verb
    divide into cantons, of a country
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    type of:
    carve up, dissever, divide, separate, split, split up
    separate into parts or portions
  3. verb
    provide housing for (military personnel)
    synonyms: billet, quarter
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    type of:
    accommodate, lodge
    provide housing for
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