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 property occupies a very pleasant and convenient position on a council-maintained lane located off the main A458 Shrewsbury to Welshpool road, and is about eight miles from the county town of Shrewsbury and about 10 miles from the town of Welshpool - both having extensive amenities and facilities.
The sighting happened as early as 6 a.m., and rescue workers from the Hualien County town of Xincheng headed immediately to the site.
Glangwili Hospital is undoubtedly the biggest employer in Carmarthen, the county town of Carmarthenshire.
JONESBORO -- An agriculture school is proposed for a Poinsett County town.
AS Northumbrians we do not like the idea of Morpeth being dismissed as our county town in favour of Ashington.
Superintendent Rick Hensel has said that he and the school board are concerned about teen pregnancy rates after nine students, including one in middle school, became pregnant in the Oregon County town of Gervais, the Washington Times reported.
Troopers say they received a call on Sunday from a man who reported gunfire near his home in the rural Rensselaer County town of Pittstown, 15 miles northeast of Albany.
San Juan Cruises is introducing a new route from the Bellingham Cruise Terminal to the Skagit County town of La Conner as part of its 2014 cruise season, which began Saturday, May 3.

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