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countryseat

[kuhn-tree-seet]
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noun British.
  1. a country mansion or estate, especially one belonging to a distinguished family and large enough to accommodate house parties, hunt meetings, etc.

Origin of countryseat

First recorded in 1575–85; country + seat
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Historical Examples

  • "Wister's Big House" was the first countryseat in Germantown.

    The Colonial Architecture of Philadelphia

    Frank Cousins

  • His hospitality is, however, greater at his countryseat Morfontaine than at his hotel here.