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Definition of County

County

  1. An earldom; the domain of a count or earl.
  2. A circuit or particular portion of a state or kingdom, separated from the rest of the territory, for certain purposes in the administration of justice and public affairs; -- called also a shire. See Shire.
  3. A count; an earl or lord.

County Quotations

Let every man, every corporation, and especially let every village, town, and city, every county and State, get out of debt and keep out of debt. It is the debtor that is ruined by hard times.
Rutherford B. Hayes

We must stop criminalizing mental illness. It's a national tragedy and scandal that the L.A. County Jail is the biggest psychiatric facility in the United States.
Elyn Saks

There's nothing sexy about Orange County.
Will Ferrell

There are many Sheriff Arpaios. People who have taken to local city, county, and state governments across the county the idea that immigrants are the problem. That immigrants are to blame.
Zack de la Rocha

The idea of a stag hunt evokes chivalry - knights in jerkins and hose, ladies on sidesaddles with wimples and billowing dresses, a white stag symbolizing something-or-other, and Robin Hood getting in the way. An actual stag hunt is more like a horseback meeting of a county planning commission.
P. J. O'Rourke
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County Translations

county in Dutch is graafschap
county in German is Grafschaft, Land
county in Italian is provincia
county in Norwegian is fylke
county in Portuguese is condado
county in Spanish is condado, provincia
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