Definition of Counties. Meaning of Counties. Synonyms of Counties

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Definition of Counties

Counties
County 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.

Meaning of Counties from wikipedia

- equivalent to counties in predominantly English-speaking countries. Counties are the current second-level political division in Kenya. Each county has an ****embly...
- composed of a mixture of 95 counties and 38 independent cities. Maryland, Missouri and Nevada are each composed entirely of counties, except that each also...
- original county structure has its origins in the Middle Ages. These counties are often referred to as the historic, traditional or former counties. The Local...
- the counties. It created new entities called "administrative counties". An administrative county comprised all of the county apart from the county boroughs;...
- 58 counties. The state was first divided into 27 counties on February 18, 1850. These were further sub-divided to form sixteen additional counties by...
- Republic of Ireland, some counties have been split resulting in the creation of new counties. Along with certain defined cities, counties still form the basis...
- Dutch colony of New Amsterdam; two of these counties have since been abolished. The newest is Bronx County, created in 1914 from the portions of New York...
- powers of counties vary widely between the states. Counties have significant functions in all states except Rhode Island and Connecticut, where county governments...
- 1980s and 1990s have resulted in counties with no county council and 'unitary authority' counties with no districts. Counties for the purposes of Lieutenancies...
- U.S. state of Texas is divided into 254 counties, more than any other U.S. state. Over 20% of Texas counties are generally located within the Houston-Dallas—San...