Definition of “county town” - English Dictionary

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“county town” in British English

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county townnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌkaʊn.ti ˈtaʊn/ us /ˌkaʊn.t̬i ˈtaʊn/ UK US county seat

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.

(Definition of “county town” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)