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noun
  1. the seat of government of a county.

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</p>

    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</p>

    John Algernon Owens


British Dictionary definitions for county seat

county seat

noun
  1. mainly US another term for county town
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