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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)
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