county seat

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  1. the seat of government of a county.

Origin of county seat

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805

Words Nearby county seat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use county seat in a sentence

  • And an escort of State Troopers were en route to take him over to the real clink at the county seat.

  • Got a important bankin' matter over to the county seat, Mr. Spackles, and I was wonderin' if I could figger on your help?

    Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
  • Two days later Scattergood appeared in the lobby of the Mansion House, in the county seat.

    Scattergood Baines | Clarence Budington Kelland
  • Hale put young Dave on a horse and the little shotgun cavalcade quietly moved away toward the county-seat.

British Dictionary definitions for county seat

county seat

  1. mainly US another term for county town

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