- the rank or position of a count.
- the territory or jurisdiction of a count.
Origin of countship
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Examples from the Web for countship
For that good service he had from the Duke the countship of Sta.Memoirs of the Dukes of Urbino, Volume II (of 3)
"I should like to meet his countship," said I energetically.The Yeoman Adventurer
George W. Gough
His countship was Napoleonic, but he was always an opponent of the emperor's policy.A Short History of French Literature
In 1286 Joan sold the countship of Chartres to the king of France.
It belonged to the counts of Mrs, and was annexed to Prussia, with the countship, in 1702.