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Topic: GOVERNMENT

Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: conté 'area ruled by a count', from Medieval Latin comitatus, from Latin comes; COUNT2

county

noun
     
coun‧ty S1 W2 plural counties [countable]
PGSG an area of a state or country that has its own government to deal with local matters:
Fairfax County, Virginia
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