HyperDic: shire_town

English > 1 sense of the expression shire town:
NOUNlocationshire town, county townthe town or city that is the seat of government for a shire
English > shire town: 1 sense > noun 1, location
MeaningThe town or city that is the seat of government for a shire.
Synonymcounty town
Part ofshireA former administrative district of England
RegionUnited Kingdom, UK, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Great BritainA monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles
BroaderseatA center of authority (as a city from which authority is exercised)

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