A self-governing incorporated town in some U.S. states, such as New Jersey. One of the five administrative units of New York City. A civil division of the state of Alaska that is the equivalent of a county in most other U.S. states. Chiefly British A town having a municipal corporation and certain rights, such as self-government. Chiefly British A town that sends a representative to Parliament. A medieval group of fortified houses that formed a town having special privileges and rights.