county seat


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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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I cannot say how long my passion for Ossian lasted, but not long, I fancy, for I cannot find any trace of it in the time following our removal from Ashtabula to the county seat at Jefferson.
His health having been perfect during all that time, he had been unable to discern any validity in whatever may or might have been urged to lure him astray from his counter and it is related that once when he was summoned to the county seat as a witness in an important law case and did not attend, the lawyer who had the hardihood to move that he be "admonished" was solemnly informed that the Court regarded the proposal with "surprise." Judicial surprise being an emotion that attorneys are not commonly ambitious to arouse, the motion was hastily withdrawn and an agreement with the other side effected as to what Mr.
When after a few months they were both afraid that she was about to become a mother, they went one evening to the county seat and were married.
Gould, Kleinbord, McGuckian and McCullough are also finalists for the Montgomery County seat.
However, because Equality was geographically closer to the center of the county, in 1826 the county seat was moved there.
The city and county would be suing any descendents of the city's founder and namesake, who was instrumental in establishing the Lane County seat.
A new site for the county seat of Beichuan was chosen, 35 km from the original one that was completely destroyed.
(40) In Hulan, when the Russians occupied the county seat, Liu Zhentang gathered more than 300 locals and pillaged settlers.
According to the report, the county plans to replace the former county seat with a Mardi Gras-themed park.
Designed primarily to help teachers introduce the concept of a county to students in grades 3-8, each book includes a county map and information and activities related to the county seat, voting, citizenship, schools and education, public services and more.
The city is the county seat and principal trading center of Imperial County.

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