Definition for Canton (-s)

canton (-s), n. [OFr 'corner, portion of country, part of a shield'.]

Parcel; tract; share; lot; acreage; portion; quarter; subdivision; area of land; small piece of ground; people that live in a particular territory; independent government district in Switzerland; [fig.] cloud; star; constellation; extra-terrestrial body; solar system; heavenly domain; celestial dwelling place.

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