county town

county towns
A county town is the most important town in a county, where the local government is. [BRIT]

We met in Dorchester, Dorset's bustling county town.

(in AM, use county seat)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • County town — County Coun ty (koun t[y^]), n.; pl. {Counties} ( t[i^]z). [F. comt[ e], fr. LL. comitatus. See {Count}.] 1. An earldom; the domain of a count or earl. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A circuit or particular portion of a state or kingdom, separated from …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • county town — BrE .county seat AmE n the town in a county where its government is …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • county town — (N. Amer. county seat) ► NOUN ▪ the town that is the administrative capital of a county …   English terms dictionary

  • county town — noun count BRITISH a COUNTY SEAT …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • County town — A county town is a county s administrative centre in the United Kingdom or Ireland. County towns are usually the location of administrative or judicial functions, or established over time as the de facto main town of a county. The concept of a… …   Wikipedia

  • county town — noun the town or city that is the seat of government for a shire • Syn: ↑shire town • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Bri …   Useful english dictionary

  • County town — Una ciudad condado (county town en inglés) es la capital de un condado de los Reino Unido o de Irlanda. Las ciudades condado son normalmente la ubicación de las funciones administrativas o judiciales, o la ciudad principal de un condado el tiempo …   Wikipedia Español

  • county town — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms county town : singular county town plural county towns British the town in a county where its government is based …   English dictionary

  • county town — (BrE) (AmE county seat) n the main town of a county, where its local government and administration is based. * * * …   Universalium

  • county town — (N. Amer. county seat) noun the town that is the administrative capital of a county …   English new terms dictionary

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