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County Coun"ty (koun"t?), n.; pl. Counties (-t?z). [F. comt?, fr. LL. comitatus. See Count.] 1. An earldom; the domain of a count or earl. [Obs.] 2. A circuit or particular portion of a state or kingdom, separated from the rest of the territory, for certain purposes in the administration of justice and public affairs; -- called also a shire. See Shire. Every county, every town, every family, was in agitation. --Macaulay.


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- a shire is a traditional term for a division of land, found in the united kingdom and in australia . in parts of australia, a shire is an
- the shire is a region of j. r. r. tolkien 's fictional middle-earth , described in the lord of the rings and other works. the shire
- the sutherland shire is a local government area in the southern region of sydney , in the state of new south wales , australia .
- the shire horse is a breed of draught horse (bre ) or draft horse (ame ). the breed comes in many colours , including black , bay and
- the shire ʃ , iː , ɹ , ɛ , is the largest river in malawi . the river has been known as the shiré or chire river. it is the only outlet of
- david lee shire (born july 3, 1937) is an american songwriter and composer of stage musicals , film and television scores . the soundtrack
- a non-metropolitan county, or shire county, is a county-level entity in england that is not a metropolitan county . the term shire county
- shire plc is a jersey -registered, irish-headquartered global speciality biopharmaceutical company that is the manufacturer of
- governed are collectively referred to as 'local government areas'; however, terms such as 'city' or 'shire' also have a geographic interpretation.
- 'shire' added on: for example, gloucester , in gloucestershire ; worcester , in worcestershire the vikings introduced the term earl


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