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 some nations. The term is derived from the Old French comté denoting...
- A county seat is an administrative center, seat of government, or capital city of a county or civil parish. The term is in use in five countries: Canada...
- There are 3,244 counties and county equivalents of the United States. The 50 states of the United States are divided into 3,007 political subdivisions...
- In the United States, a county or county equivalent is an administrative or political subdivision of a U.S. state or other territories of the United States...
- county. Despite no longer being used for administration, Yorkshire retains a strong regional identity. The county was named after its original county...
- There are 88 counties in the U.S. state of Ohio. Nine of them existed at the time of the Ohio Constitutional Convention in 1802. A tenth county, Wayne, was...
- The following is a list of county routes in Camden County in the U.S. state of New Jersey. For more information on the county route system in New Jersey...
- There are 62 counties in the U.S. state of New York. The first 12 were created immediately after the British took over the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam;...
- 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, which became a territory of the U.S. in 1821 with two counties complementing the provincial divisions...