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Synonyms for Canton

a small administrative division of a country

provide housing for (military personnel)

divide into cantons, of a country

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I intimated as much; but he was ready, and said with surly discontent: "You ought to see them in the Protestant cantons."
"In the first place, I sought for the position of mayor in the canton, and in this I succeeded.
The final decision in this matter, which gave some property to the Commune, in the possession of which we were confirmed by the Council of State, made me a person of great importance in the canton. But what a lot of worry there was over it!" the doctor remarked, stopping short, and raising a hand which he let fall again--a gesture that spoke volumes.
It would take on board the furs collected during the preceding year, carry them to Canton, invest the proceeds in the rich merchandise of China, and return thus freighted to New York.
They are kept together by the peculiarity of their topographical position; by their individual weakness and insignificancy; by the fear of powerful neighbors, to one of which they were formerly subject; by the few sources of contention among a people of such simple and homogeneous manners; by their joint interest in their dependent possessions; by the mutual aid they stand in need of, for suppressing insurrections and rebellions, an aid expressly stipulated and often required and afforded; and by the necessity of some regular and permanent provision for accomodating disputes among the cantons. The provision is, that the parties at variance shall each choose four judges out of the neutral cantons, who, in case of disagreement, choose an umpire.
The Protestant and Catholic cantons have since had their separate diets, where all the most important concerns are adjusted, and which have left the general diet little other business than to take care of the common bailages.
Senator and Canton formed their joint-venture production and financing alliance in August 2000, a deal that included a five-year renewal for Canton's first-look pact at Warners.
Representatives of the Government of the Sarajevo Canton and the Sarajevo Canton Tourist Board met today with a delegation from the Hino Travel Group.
Frankfurt/London: Fitch Ratings has affirmed the Swiss Canton of Zurich's Long-Term Foreign and Local Currency Issuer Default Ratings (IDR) at 'AAA' and Short-Term Foreign Currency IDR at 'F1+'.
Llandaff Road William George Tremlett Son of William George and Elizabeth Minnie Tremlett, of 67 Llandaff Road, Canton Rank: Lance Corporal Regiment: Welsh Regiment Age: 24 Date of death: 6-10-1918 Buried at: Kirkee New Cemetery Caleb James Coles Son of Caleb and Mary Coles, of 97 Llandaff Road.
Healey and loving mother of Vincent Healey and his wife, Carole, of Arkansas, Christine Healey and her husband, Charles Poutasse, of Concord, Patricia Healey and her husband, Tim Trask, of Nova Scotia, Johanna Healey and her husband, Earl McMann, of Canton, Jill Healey and her husband, Jim Stark, of Oregon, Paula Healey and her husband, Brian Milburn, of Clinton, John Healey and his wife, Kathleen, of Canton, and Rebecca Healeyand her husband, Alex Mak, of Canton.
Depending on the canton, citizenship applications must be submitted to the respective authorities of jurisdiction, which can vary tremendously: For instance, in the canton Basel Land (BL) it's the Directorate of Justice, Police- and Military; in Zurich, the Cantonal Community Office; and in Schwyz, the Federal Office for Immigration, Integration and Emigration.
German entertainment company Senator is building a constituency with producer Mark Canton and Warner Bros.
The Sarajevo Canton Minister of Interior Admir Katica presented today initiative and plan of forming a helicopter unit.