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English definition of “county town”

county town

noun [C] uk   UK (US county seat) us  
the most important town or city in a county, especially the one where the local government is based: Cambridge is the county town of Cambridgeshire.Local government and politicsTowns, cities and villages (general)
(Definition of county town from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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