See also:land without definite limits, or such a region with some
See also:peculiar character, as the " black
See also:country," the " fen country " and the like . The extension from such descriptive
See also:limitation to the limitation of occupation by particular owners or races is easy; this gives the
See also:common use of the word for the land inhabited by a particular nation or
See also:race . Another meaning is that
See also:part of the land not occupied by towns, " rural " as opposed to " urban " districts; this appears too in " country-
See also:house " and " country
See also:town "; so too " countryman " is used both for a rustic and for the native of a particular land . The word appears in many phrases, in the sense of the whole population of a country, and especially of the general
See also:body of electors, as in the expression " go to the country," for the dissolution of parliament preparatory to a general election .
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