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(in England) any of the six conurbations established as administrative units in the new local government system in 1974; the metropolitan county councils were abolished in 1986
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Before his arrival in England it had been generally thought that two Tories would be returned for the metropolitan county.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
Dublin is the metropolitan county of Ireland, also its chief city.Romantic Ireland; volume 1/2|M.F and B. McM. Mansfield
Very often the number is much greater, and yet this does not contain all the pauper lunatics of the metropolitan county.The Night Side of London|J. Ewing Ritchie