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county Idioms & Phrases


county agent

  • noun an advisor employed by the government to assist people in rural areas with methods of farming and home economics
    agricultural agent; extension agent.
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County commissioners

  • . See Commissioner.
  • certain administrative officers in some of the States, invested by local laws with various powers in reference to the roads, courthouses, financial matters, etc., of the county. U. S.
Webster 1913

County corporate

  • a city or town having the privilege to be a county by itself, and to be governed by its own sheriffs and other magistrates, irrespective of the officers of the county in which it is situated; as London, York, Bristol, etc. Eng. Mozley & W.
Webster 1913

county council

  • noun the elected governing body of a county
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County court

  • a court whose jurisdiction is limited to county.
Webster 1913

county courthouse

  • noun the town or city that is the seat of government for a county
    county courthouse.
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county line

  • noun the boundary between two counties
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County palatine

  • noun the territory of a count palatine
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  • a county distingushed by particular privileges; so called a palatio (from the palace), because the owner had originally royal powers, or the same powers, in the administration of justice, as the king had in his palace; but these powers are now abridged. The counties palatine, in England, are Lancaster, Chester, and Durham.
Webster 1913

County rates

  • rates levied upon the county, and collected by the boards of guardians, for the purpose of defraying the expenses to which counties are liable, such as repairing bridges, jails, etc. Eng.
Webster 1913

County seat

  • noun the town or city that is the seat of government for a county
    county courthouse.
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  • a county town . U.S.
Webster 1913

County sessions

  • the general quarter sessions of the peace for each county, held four times a year. Eng.
Webster 1913

County town

  • noun the town or city that is the seat of government for a shire
    shire town.
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  • the town of a county, where the county business is transacted; a shire town.
Webster 1913

home counties

  • noun the English counties surrounding London into which Greater London has expanded
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