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country seat

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Definition of country seat in English:

noun

British
A large country house and estate belonging to an aristocratic family.
Example sentences
  • Meanwhile, the furious James I revoked Dudley's travel licence in 1607 and, when the renegade failed to return to England, sequestered the estates of Kenilworth, his country seat.
  • He was the epitome of the cockney wide boy but what a shock to the system of his new found well-to-do relatives when he inherited a country seat and peerage.
  • He was scouting for a country seat for a client who wanted something truly grand, particularly to house his library of 100,000 books.

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