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English definition of “county”

county

noun [C]     /ˈkaʊn.ti/ US  /-t̬i/ (written abbreviation Co.)
B2 a political division of the UK or Ireland, forming the largest unit of local government , or the largest political division of a state in the US: County Antrim A county usually consists of several towns and the rural areas that surround them. Rutland is the smallest county in England . Texas is divided into 254 counties.Local government and politicsParts of countries
(Definition of county noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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