from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Chiefly British A county seat. Also called shire town.
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- n. The administrative town of a county in Ireland or the United Kingdom.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the town of a county, where the county business is transacted; a shire town.
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 shire
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