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Riding is a homonym of two distinct English words:

From the word ride[edit]

From Old English *þriðing[edit]

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

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