(in England) a local court exercising limited jurisdiction in civil matters
noun 1. a competitive exhibition of farm products, livestock, etc., often held annually in the same place in the county.
noun 1. a farm maintained for the poor by a county.
noun 1. a county poorhouse.
noun, plural counties palatine. 1. the territory under the jurisdiction of a count palatine. noun (pl) counties palatine 1. the lands of a count palatine 2. (in England and Ireland) a county in which the earl or other lord exercised many royal powers, esp judicial authority