county seat
noun Date: 1803 a town that is the seat of county administration

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  • County seat — County Coun ty (koun t[y^]), n.; pl. {Counties} ( t[i^]z). [F. comt[ e], fr. LL. comitatus. See {Count}.] 1. An earldom; the domain of a count or earl. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] 2. A circuit or particular portion of a state or kingdom, separated from …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • county seat — county seats N COUNT A county seat is the same as a county town. [AM] ...Glasgow, the county seat of Barren County, Kentucky …   English dictionary

  • county seat — ☆ county seat n. a town or city that is the seat or center of government of a county: also Brit. county town …   English World dictionary

  • county seat — noun count AMERICAN the main city in a COUNTY, where its government is …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • County seat — Many county seats in the United States feature a historic courthouse, such as Renville County, Minnesota A county seat is an administrative center, or seat of government, for a county or civil parish. The term is primarily used in the United… …   Wikipedia

  • County Seat — Ein County Seat ist Hauptort und Verwaltungssitz eines Countys in den USA. Ein County Seat hat gewöhnlich auch einen County Court (entspricht dem Bezirksgericht). In Großbritannien und Irland wird der Begriff County Town verwendet. Besonderheiten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • county seat — noun the town or city that is the seat of government for a county • Syn: ↑county courthouse • Hypernyms: ↑seat • Part Holonyms: ↑county * * * noun, pl ⋯ seats [count] US : the town or city in a county where the government offices and buildings… …   Useful english dictionary

  • county seat — noun The city in which the offices of county government are located. Lawrence is the county seat for Douglas county …   Wiktionary

  • county seat — coun′ty seat′ n. 1) gov the seat of government of a county 2) law a building housing these offices; a county courthouse • Etymology: 1795–1805, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • county seat — the seat of government of a county. [1795 1805, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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