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1county

noun coun·ty \ˈkan-tē\
plural counties

Definition of COUNTY

1
:  the domain of a count
2
a :  one of the territorial divisions of England and Wales and formerly also of Scotland and Northern Ireland constituting the chief units for administrative, judicial, and political purposes
b (1) :  the people of a county
(2) British :  the gentry of a county
3
:  the largest territorial division for local government within a state of the United States
4
:  the largest local administrative unit in various countries
county adjective
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Origin of COUNTY

Middle English counte, from Anglo-French cunté, counté, from Medieval Latin comitatus, from Late Latin, office of a count, from comit-, comes count — more at count
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with COUNTY

2county

noun
plural counties

Definition of COUNTY

archaic
:  3count

Origin of COUNTY

modification of Middle French comte
First Known Use: 1550
COUNTY Defined for Kids

county

noun coun·ty \ˈkan-tē\
plural coun·ties

Definition of COUNTY for Kids

:  a division of a state or country for local government
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