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 geographic region of a country used for administrative or other purposes in certain modern nations. The term is derived from the Old French...
- lists the 3,243 counties and county equivalents of the United States. The 50 states of the United States are divided into 3,007 counties, political and...
- There are 67 counties in the U.S. state of Florida, which became a territory of the U.S. in 1821 with two counties complementing the provincial divisions...
- There are 62 counties in the state of New York. The first 12 were created immediately after the British took over the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam; two...
- -⁠sheer; abbreviated Lancs.) is the name of historic county, ceremonial county, and non-metropolitan county in North West England. The boundaries of these three...
- In the United States, a county is an administrative or political subdivision of a state that consists of a geographic region with specific boundaries and...
- Nairobi City County is one of the 47 counties of Kenya. The third smallest yet the most populous of the counties, it also serves as the capital city of...
- YORK-shər, -⁠shihər; abbreviated Yorks), formally known as the County of York, is a historic county in northern England and by far the largest in the United...
- 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, Hungary...
- Kent is a county in South East England and one of the home counties. It borders Greater London to the north-west, Surrey to the west and East Sus**** to...