Meaning of SECTION in English
( n. )
One of the portions, of one square mile each, into which the public lands of the United States are divided; one thirty-sixth part of a township. These sections are subdivided into quarter sections for sale under the homestead and preemption laws.
Webster's Revised Unabridged English Dictionary. Пересмотренный полный словарь английского языка Webster. 2012