country seat

\ ˌkən-trē-ˈsēt How to pronounce country seat (audio) \
variants: or less commonly countryseat

Definition of country seat

: a house or estate in the country

Examples of country seat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Native craftsmen soon learned to produce their own masterpieces, such as the 15-foot-high staircase designed for Cassiobury House, the country seat of the earls of Essex, around 1677-80. Peter Saenger, WSJ, 23 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of country seat

1583, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of country seat was in 1583

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“Country seat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of country seat

chiefly British : a large house that is built on a large piece of land


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