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VILLAGE Definition & Legal Meaning

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Any small assemblage of houses for dwellings or business, or both, in the country, whether they are situated upon regularly laid out streets and alleys or not constitutes a village. Hebert v. Lavalle, 27 111. 448. In some states, this is the legal description of a class of municipal corporations of smaller population than “cities” and having a simpler form of government, and corresponding to “towns” and “boroughs,” as these terms are employed elsewhere.


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