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Meaning of COUNTY

Pronunciation:  'kawntee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government; "the county has a population of 12,345 people"
  2. [n]  (United States) the largest administrative district within a state; "the county plans to build a new road"
  3. [adj]  of or relating to or maintained or administered by a county; "county roads"; "county politics"; "the county courthouse"
 

COUNTY is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 See Also: administrative district, administrative division, Avon, Berkshire, Cornwall, county courthouse, county seat, Devon, Devonshire, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Home Counties, Isle of Wight, Kent, Leicester, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, North Yorkshire, Northumberland, part, region, Somerset, South Yorkshire, Surrey, territorial division, West Sussex, West Yorkshire, Wight

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Coun"ty\ (koun"t?), n.; pl. {Counties} (-t?z). [F.
comt?, fr. LL. comitatus. See {Count}.]
1. An earldom; the domain of a count or earl. [Obs.]

2. A circuit or particular portion of a state or kingdom,
   separated from the rest of the territory, for certain
   purposes in the administration of justice and public
   affairs; -- called also a {shire}. See {Shire}.

         Every county, every town, every family, was in
         agitation.                            --Macaulay.



3. A count; an earl or lord. [Obs.] --Shak.

{County commissioners}. See {Commissioner}.

{County corporate}, a city or town having the privilege to be
   a county by itself, and to be governed by its own sheriffs
   and other magistrates, irrespective of the officers of the
   county in which it is situated; as London, York, Bristol,
   etc. [Eng.] --Mozley & W.

{County court}, a court whose jurisdiction is limited to
   county.

{County palatine}, a county distinguished by particular
   privileges; -- so called a palatio (from the palace),
   because the owner had originally royal powers, or the same
   powers, in the administration of justice, as the king had
   in his palace; but these powers are now abridged. The
   counties palatine, in England, are Lancaster, Chester, and
   Durham.

{County rates}, rates levied upon the county, and collected
   by the boards of guardians, for the purpose of defraying
   the expenses to which counties are liable, such as
   repairing bridges, jails, etc. [Eng.]

{County seat}, a county town. [U.S.]

{County sessions}, the general quarter sessions of the peace
   for each county, held four times a year. [Eng.]

{County town}, the town of a county, where the county
   business is transacted; a shire town.

 
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