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[kuhn-tree-seet] /ˈkʌn triˌsit/
noun, British.
a country mansion or estate, especially one belonging to a distinguished family and large enough to accommodate house parties, hunt meetings, etc.
Origin of countryseat
1575-85; country + seat Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • One summer they all three went to a country seat of theirs which they had not before visited.

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  • For upwards of a year, he had insisted on his living with him at his country seat.

  • But Bishop Maroveus, who was always ready to thwart the queen, forthwith left for his country seat when he heard of her request.

    Woman under Monasticism Lina Eckenstein
  • The town was a country seat, and the church was one of importance.

  • Balmoral is a country seat she has among the Highlands, far to the north, in the midst of the wildest solitudes.

    Rollo in Scotland Jacob Abbott
  • The queen used often to go and visit the cardinal at this country seat.

    Margaret of Anjou Jacob Abbott.
  • The count and countess had gone to their country seat at Boursonnes.

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  • It is said also to have once been the country seat of Hogarth.

    Old Country Inns of England Henry P. Maskell
  • Ursino, the country seat of the Kean family, then as now was one of the historic places of the neighborhood.

    As I Remember Marian Gouverneur
  • Max and Eva had reason to be proud and fond of their country seat.

    Elsie and Her Namesakes Martha Finley
British Dictionary definitions for country seat

country seat

a large estate or property in the country
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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