Village – a modest assemblage of houses and buildings for dwellings and businesses or a municipal corporation with a smaller population than a city

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1. Traditionally, a modest assemblage of houses and buildings for dwellings and businesses.

2. In some states, a municipal corporation with a smaller population than a city. — aka (in sense 2) townborough.

1. A word whose meaning varies from state to state.  In most states, it simply means a small community with residences and, sometimes, businesses clustered together; in other states, it means a municipal corporation smaller than, or no larger than, a town. [3]

1. A municipal corporation of limited population.  A small municipality characterized by business and residential structures reasonably contiguous.  State ex rel. Lorenzino v McKinley County, 20 NM 67, 145 P 1083.

1. An assemblage of houses in an area which may be incorporated or unincorporated.  37 Am J1st Mun Corp § 5. [3]


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[1]: Black’s Law Dictionary Deluxe Tenth Edition by Henry Campbell Black & Editor in Chief Bryan A. Garner. ISBN: 978-0-314-62130-6

[2]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary Legal Assistant Edition by Jack Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Doctored by Jack G. Handler, J.D. © 1994 Delmar by Thomson Learning.  ISBN 0-8273-4874-6.

[3]: Ballantine’s Law Dictionary with Pronunciations
Third Edition
 by James A. Ballantine (James Arthur 1871-1949).  Edited by William S. Anderson.  © 1969 by THE LAWYER’S CO-OPERATIVE PUBLISHING COMPANY.  Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 68-30931


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