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Noun: county  kawn-tee
  1. (United Kingdom) a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government
    "the county has a population of 12,345 people"
  2. (United States) the largest administrative district within a state
    "the county plans to build a new road"

Derived forms: counties

Type of: administrative district, administrative division, part, region, territorial division

Encyclopedia: County, Principality and Duchy of Arenberg