subcounty

noun
sub·​coun·​ty | \ ˈsəb-ˌkau̇n-tē How to pronounce subcounty (audio) \
variants: or sub-county
plural subcounties or sub-counties

Definition of subcounty

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a territorial division within a county The Kenya Red Cross yesterday started disbursing Sh20 million to 1,300 residents of Kaloleni subcounty, Kilifi county.The (Kenya) Star

subcounty

adjective
variants: or sub-county

Definition of subcounty (Entry 2 of 2)

: of, relating to, or being a territorial division within a county (such as a city or town) At the subcounty level, the Act refers to municipality as any subcounty unit of general local government. — U.S. Department of Economics and Statistics Administration

First Known Use of subcounty

Noun

circa 1832, in the meaning defined above

Adjective

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Subcounty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subcounty. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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