county town


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county town

n. Chiefly British
A county seat.

county town

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the town in which a county's affairs are or were administered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.county town - the town or city that is the seat of government for a shire
shire - a former administrative district of England; equivalent to a county
seat - a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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county town

n (Brit) → capoluogo (di contea)
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He had returned, during their absence, from a journey to the county town, about a petition for the pardon of some criminal.
The measured tramp of soldiery which I sometimes heard--for my father's house lay near a county town where there were large barracks--made me sob and tremble; and yet when they were gone past, I longed for them to come back again.
Many of them have a display of goods in their windows, such as may be seen in thriving county towns in England; and there are some which would do no discredit to the metropolis itself.
The county town of Unna intends 2 Tankers firemen (TLF 3000) to procure.
AS Northumbrians we do not like the idea of Morpeth being dismissed as our county town in favour of Ashington.
Llanfrothen parish was in Deudraeth Rural District which included the town of Harlech and several adjacent parishes and was in the county of Merioneth the county town being Dolgelley, now Dolgellau.
Which county town was also Ian Fleming's middle name?
Can't miss oppty in downtown of most 'in demand' areas of Pinellas County town which just aquired 15 acre waterfront park parcel across the street.
The epicentre of the quakes was in Yunnan's Yiliang county, about 15 kilometres from the county town, where an official told dpa by telephone that the death toll had hit 43 with about 150 injured by late afternoon.
The offices are located in the Harrison County towns of Corydon, Elizabeth and Lanesville, and the Floyd County town of Georgetown.
Brentford, former county town of Middlesex, has one claim to fame apart from its eponymous nylon factory (which is no more).
According to the 2009 annual report of the Data Protection Commissioner the HSE failed to protect patient data on an unencrypted laptop that was taken from the primary community and continuing care offices in the county town last year.

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