from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A town or city that is the administrative center of its county.
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- n. The city in which the offices of county government are located.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a county town.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The seat of government of a county; the town in which the county and other courts are held, and where the county officers perform their functions.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the town or city that is the seat of government for a county
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Forest: ash, elm, white and red oak, chestnut, poplar, &c. LINCOLN is the county seat, 170 miles south west, from Raleigh.
A Guide to Capitalists and Emigrants: Being a Statistical and Descriptive Account of the Several Counties of the State of North Carolina, United States of America; Together with Letters of Prominent Citizens of the State in Relation to the Soil, Climate, Productions, Minerals, &C., and an Account of the Swamp Lands of the State