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Definition of "country seat" [coun•try seat]

  • A second home in a rural area, especially one of a rich, powerful or important person (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "country seat" in a sentence
  • "Beyond the village, about a hundred yards to the east, stood a spacious stone mansion with ornamental grounds, statues, groves, and shrubbery—the country seat of Benjamin Chew, chief justice of Pennsylvania."
  • "Detailing the news brought from his country seat by Sir Roger de Coverley, he says that the good knight informed him that Moll White was dead, and that about a month after her death, the wind was so very high that it blew down the end of one of his barns."
  • "Cherubini found a retreat at La Chartreuse, near Rouen, the country seat of his friend, the architect Louis."