Definition of shire county in English:

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shire county


(In the UK) a non-metropolitan county (in existence since 1974).
Example sentences
  • That is why thousands of Tory Party functionaries and supporters in their traditional shire county heartlands have turned their attention to building the Countryside Alliance.
  • On three other questions, Wiltshire was the second best shire county, and on two more it came third.
  • Plans to revive traditional shire county names has received a favourable response in Westmorland.

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