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Townshend Acts

[toun-zuh nd] /ˈtaʊn zənd/
noun, American History
1.
acts of the British Parliament in 1767, especially the act that placed duties on tea, paper, lead, paint, etc., imported into the American colonies.
Origin
named after Charles Townshend (1725-67), English statesman, their sponsor
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