noun, plural coun·ties.
- countryside agency,
- county agent,
- county board,
- county borough,
- county clerk,
- county commissioner
Origin of county1
Origin of county2
Examples from the Web for county
Will Christian pharmacists, county clerks, florists, and for-profit wedding chapels really withdraw from society, as you describe?Do LGBTs Owe Christians an Olive Branch? Try The Other Way Around|Jay Michaelson|December 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After all, not every county medical examiner can spot CTE on microscopic slides.Will the NCAA Let Ohio State’s Kosta Karageorge Die in Vain?|Robert Silverman|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is something irrevocable-feeling about couples tying the knot on the steps of the county courthouse.
We are and always have been a country of city and county, downtowns and small towns.
This creates a fierce political competition between city and county governments and within county governments.
The first abstract of votes polled in St. Croix county was for delegate to Congress and for county officers.Fifty Years In The Northwest|William Henry Carman Folsom
Hart County was named for her, and the town of Hartford, which in 1810 was the county seat of Pulaski.Revolutionary Reader|Sophie Lee Foster
We ought to take quite a place in the county, and challenge other schools for matches.For the School Colours|Angela Brazil
His lips were tight pressed, his eyes hard, as he rode by the jail again and out into the county road.The Short Cut|Jackson Gregory
The county has eight parliamentary divisions, each returning one member.The New Gresham Encyclopedia|Various
noun plural -ties
- any of the administrative or geographic subdivisions of certain states, esp any of the major units into which England and Wales are or have been divided for purposes of local government
- (as modifier)county cricket
Word Origin for county
c.1300, from Anglo-French counte, from Late Latin comitatus "jurisdiction of a count," from Latin comes (see count (n.)); replaced Old English scir "shire."