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Shire

n.1.A portion of Great Britain originally under the supervision of an earl; a territorial division, usually identical with a county, but sometimes limited to a smaller district; as, Wiltshire, Yorkshire, Richmondshire, Hallamshire.
2.A division of a State, embracing several contiguous townships; a county.
Knight of the shire
See under Knight.
Shire clerk
an officer of a county court; also, an under sheriff.
Shire mote
(Old. Eng. Law) the county court; sheriff's turn, or court.
Shire reeve
(Old Eng. Law) the reeve, or bailiff, of a shire; a sheriff.
- Cowell.
Shire town
the capital town of a county; a county town.
- Burrill.
Shire wick
a county; a shire.
- Holland.
Noun1.shire - a former administrative district of England; equivalent to a county
2.shire - British breed of large heavy draft horse
Synonyms: shire horse

SHIRE, Eng. law. A district or division of country. Co. Lit. 50 a.

Kreis, archbishopric, archdiocese, arrondissement, bailiwick, bishopric, borough, canton, city, commune, congressional district, constablewick, county, departement, diocese, district, duchy, electoral district, electorate, government, hamlet, hundred, magistracy, metropolis, metropolitan area, oblast, okrug, parish, precinct, principality, province, region, riding, sheriffalty, sheriffwick, shrievalty, soke, stake, state, territory, town, township, village, wapentake, ward
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