Celui qui est revętu d'un titre de noblesse supérieure ŕ celle de baron.
1. Titre d'une terre, en vertu duquel celui qui est seigneur de la terre porte la qualité de comte.
2. Division administrative en Angleterre et aux États-Unis.
ETYM French comté, from Late Lat. comitatus. Related to Count.
Administrative unit of a country or state. In the US a county is a subdivision of a state; the power of counties differs widely between states. In the UK it is nowadays synonymous with “shire”, although historically the two had different origins. Many of the English counties can be traced back to Saxon times. The republic of Ireland has 26 geographical and 27 administrative counties.
A territorial division for local government.
Sinonimi: shire horse
ETYM AS. scîre, scîr, a division, province, county. Related to Sheriff.
Administrative area formed in Britain for the purpose of raising taxes in Anglo-Saxon times. By AD 1000 most of S England had been divided into shires with fortified strongholds at their centers. The Midland counties of England are still known as the Shires; for example Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, and Staffordshire.
1. British breed of large heavy draft horse; SYN. shire horse.
2. (British) A former administrative district of England; equivalent to a county.