Definition of County. Meaning of County. Synonyms of County

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Definition of County

County
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 County from wikipedia

- A county is a geographical region of a country used for administrative or other purposes, in certain modern nations. The term is derived from the Old French...
- of its 14 counties. The number of counties per state ranges from the three counties of Delaware to the 254 counties of Texas. Most counties have subdivisions...
- A county seat is an administrative center, seat of government, or capital city of a county or civil parish. The term is used in Canada, China, Romania...
- 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...
- is a list of the 67 counties of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The city of Philadelphia is coterminous with Philadelphia County, the muni****lities having...
- There are 67 counties in the U.S. state of Florida. It became a territory of the U.S. in 1821 with two counties complementing the provincial divisions...
- The U.S. state of Alabama has 67 counties. Each county serves as the local level of government within its borders. The land enclosed by the present state...
- The counties of Ireland (Irish: contaetha na hÉireann; Ulster-Scots: coonties o Airlann) are sub-national divisions that have been, and in some cases continue...
- There are 62 counties in the state of New York. The original twelve counties were created immediately after the British takeover of the Dutch colony of...
- into 159 counties, more than any other state except for Texas, which has 254 counties. Under the Georgia State Constitution, all of its counties are granted...
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