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county seat

the seat of government of a county.
Origin of county seat
An Americanism dating back to 1795-1805 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • In 1810, the county of Cuyahoga was organized and Cleveland made the county seat.

  • Kerr said he wanted her to go with him to the county seat and arrange bond.

  • To-morrow I want to go to the city, which is the county seat.

    Mary Louise in the Country L. Frank Baum (AKA Edith Van Dyne)
  • That's sure to happen if Glenmore wins the county seat this fall.

    Trail's End

    George W. Ogden
  • The county seat of Fayette is the borough of Union or Uniontown.

    Albert Gallatin John Austin Stevens
  • I've got to go to the county seat on a case and I can't be here myself.

    The Lady Doc

    Caroline Lockhart
  • Although the county seat, it was slow in taking on city ways.

  • It was the first time such a lynching had occurred at the county seat.

    Blue Ridge Country Jean Thomas
  • But no sooner did she reach the county seat than she was arrested and put in jail.

    Blue Ridge Country Jean Thomas
  • Some miles from the county seat they stopped in a thicket on a farm.

    Blue Ridge Country Jean Thomas
British Dictionary definitions for county seat

county seat

(mainly US) another term for county town
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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