What is the definition of county?


A group of municipalities, villages, and cities that reside within a set area and are generally governed by a specific set of laws, regulations, etc. The term 'county' comes from a period in time when counts ruled over small pieces of a kingdom in
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the largest administrative division of a U.S. state: Miami, Florida, is in Dade County.
one of the chief administrative divisions of a country or state, as in Great Britain and Ireland.
one of the larger divisions for purposes of local administration, as in Canada and New Zealand.
the territory of a county, especially its rural areas: We farmed out in the county before moving to town.
the inhabitants of a county: It was supposed to be a secret, but you told the whole county.
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home counties: the English counties surrounding London into which Greater London has expanded
According to OED, home counties are 'counties nearest London, namely Surrey, Kent, Essex and Middlesex; Herts, Bucks, Berks and ocassionally Sussex.'
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