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country

(kŭn′trē)
n. pl. coun·tries
1.
a. A nation or state.
b. The territory of a nation or state; land.
c. The people of a nation or state; populace: The whole country will profit from the new economic reforms.
2. The land of a person's birth or citizenship: Foreign travel is restricted in his country.
3. A region, territory, or large tract of land distinguishable by features of topography, biology, or culture: hill country; Bible country.
4. An area or expanse outside cities and towns; a rural area: a vacation in the country.
5. Law
a. The people of a district who are eligible for jury service.
b. A jury.
6. Informal Country music.
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or typical of the country: a country road; country cooking.
2. Of or relating to country music.
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The PM said he ruled out a snap poll on Saturday so people could see his "vision" put into action - and said it was "not likely" would go to the country before 2009.
That effectively clears the decks for Mr Brown to ask the Queen on Tuesday to dissolve Parliament - the last day he can do so if he decides to go to the country on November 1.
If Mr Brown does not go to the country now, the rest of his premiership will be dogged by speculation about the date of the next General Election.