shire town

noun

Definition of shire town 

1 British : a town that is the seat of the government of a shire

2 New England : a town where a court of superior jurisdiction (such as a circuit court or a court with a jury) sits

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Now The Shires of Vermont Byway The Shires of Vermont is the name of the southwest corner of Vermont, which includes the historic shire towns of Bennington and Manchester. Sam Dangremond, Town & Country, "The 10 Best Places to See Fall Foliage in New England," 23 July 2018

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First Known Use of shire town

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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