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I am only two letters, in troth,
But expanded, I can be more than both.

I might be here on behalf of a holy one,
Or one that's full of shops and houses.

I might be the shell of a noun or a brand,
Or of the noun's verb in present or past.

Neighbours and yet in estrangement,
Find me and my rearrangement.

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  • $\begingroup$ TIL troth is archaic truth $\endgroup$ – Quintec May 13 '18 at 19:02
  • $\begingroup$ In troth, @thecoder16 hath the right of it. Verily, hast thou e'er seen so sapient a comment? $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor May 13 '18 at 19:05
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    $\begingroup$ @Randal'Thor Can you put that in American for me? $\endgroup$ – Redwolf Programs May 13 '18 at 23:54
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    $\begingroup$ @RedwolfPrograms "Yeah, ya got it bro. Y'all see how smart this dude is?" munches burger, fires gun $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor May 14 '18 at 14:22
  • $\begingroup$ @Randal'Thor (: $\endgroup$ – Redwolf Programs May 14 '18 at 16:48
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I suspect the answer(or at least part of it!) is

ST

I am only two letters, in troth, But expanded, I can be more than both.

ST is two letters and is an abbreviation for words with more than 2 letters.

I might be here on behalf of a holy one, Or one that's full of shops and houses.

Saint and street.

I might be the shell of a noun or a brand, Or of the noun's verb in present or past.

Seat/sit/sat, all three words enclosed by ST (thanks Riley!) And Seat apparently is a brand, which I have never heard of (thanks Phylyp!)

Neighbours and yet in estrangement, Find me and my rearrangement.

S and T are next to each other in the alphabet, and they appear in the words eSTrangement (thanks Phylyp!)

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  • $\begingroup$ Correct! But you still need to solve the 3rd verse, and there's one more clue to find in the 4th (Phylyp got it ↓) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor May 13 '18 at 19:07
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    $\begingroup$ I think the third verse is referring to rot13(frng/fvg/fng). Don't know what the brand is. $\endgroup$ – Riley May 13 '18 at 19:35
  • $\begingroup$ @Riley i considered that... but what about the brand? $\endgroup$ – Quintec May 13 '18 at 19:36
  • $\begingroup$ It doesn't say the brand has anything to do with the noun/verb. $\endgroup$ – Riley May 13 '18 at 19:38
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    $\begingroup$ Once again, Phylyp is correct :-) $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor May 13 '18 at 20:01

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