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county seat

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noun
  1. the seat of government of a county.
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Origin of county seat

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805
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Examples from the Web for county seat

Historical Examples

  • Wrayton was the county-seat, a good-sized town five miles from Mayberry.

    Kent Knowles: Quahaug

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • I have a house just outside of town on the county-seat road.

    The Wrong Woman

    Charles D. Stewart

  • At the county-seat, every so often, the school commissioners held an examination.

    Back Home

    Eugene Wood

  • "He's on the bench tomorrow at the county-seat," Lucille explained the message.

    No Clue

    James Hay

  • This is the county-seat of Elko County, the northeastern county of the State.

    Sword and Pen

    John Algernon Owens


British Dictionary definitions for county seat

county seat

noun
  1. mainly US another term for county town
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