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
noun, South Midland and Southern U.S. 1. . [koun-ter-pin] /ˈkaʊn tərˌpɪn/ noun, South Midland and Southern U.S. 1. .
noun 1. the seat of government of a county. noun 1. (mainly US) another term for county town