In medieval Europe (except Britain), the term 'county' refers to the domain of a count (such as territorial possessions and jurisdiction). Similar to the British earldom.
A county in Britain, however, referred to a political, administrative, and/or jurisdictional division of land that was not related to a count.
Related term(s): Count; Countess; Earldom; Noble
Category: Government and Law
Last modified: 08.06.05
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