American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A town or city that is the administrative center of its county.
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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. [U.S.] a county town.
- n. the town or city that is the seat of government for a county
“And he took me to an office in what I now know had to be the county seat of Jones County.”
“BAILEY presented a petition from sundry citizens of McDowell, relating to the location of the county seat of that county; which was ordered to be referred to the committee of propositions and grievances.”
“After Menard County was formed out of a portion of Sangamon County, and the county seat established at Petersburg, Mr. Lincoln was a regular attendant at the courts.”
“In the fall of 1838, I commenced the study of law in the office of N.M. Taliaferro, Esq., an eminent lawyer residing at the county seat of my native county, who some years afterward became a judge of the General Court of Virginia.”
“Doing the chores in the morning, he would walk to Booneville, the county seat of Warwick County, seventeen miles away, then home in time to do the chores at night, repeating this day after day.”
“Mankato, is the name of the county seat of Blue Earth County.”
“At that time, people went to the railroad to get on the train to go to the county seat or wherenot.”
“The town of Humboldt is the county seat for Sherburne county.”
“Juana, we haven't been in touch with any government above the county seat since those-aliens started shooting.”
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