county seat

(redirected from Parish seat)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

county seat

n.
A town or city that is the administrative center of its county.

county seat

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) chiefly US another term for county town

coun′ty seat′


n.
1. the seat of government of a county.
2. a building housing these offices; a county courthouse.
[1795–1805, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.county seat - the town or city that is the seat of government for a countycounty seat - the town or city that is the seat of government for a county
county - (United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government; "the county has a population of 12,345 people"
seat - a center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)
References in periodicals archive ?
The town is the parish seat of Washington Parish, is an average of 155 feet above sea level and is located 61 miles north of New Orleans.
Alexandria is the parish seat of Rapides Parish, where Parker is also a suspect in numerous other armed robberies, including at least 16 in Alexandria since August 2003.