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Riding

Riding is a homonym of two distinct English words:

From the word ride:

From Old English *þriðing:

  • Riding (country subdivision), an administrative division of a county, or similar district
  • Electoral district (Canada), a Canadian term for an electoral district
  • Riding association, Canadian political party organization at the riding level
  • Riding officer, a name once used for customs officials who patrolled for smugglers on beaches and other informal landing spots
  • Common Riding, an event celebrated in some Scottish towns to commemorate the guarding the boundaries of the town's common land by local men

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