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country

1. a territory distinguished by its people, culture, language, geography, etc.
2. an area of land distinguished by its political autonomy; state
3. the people of a territory or state
4. 
a. the part of the land that is away from cities or industrial areas; rural districts
b. (as modifier): country cottage
5. one's native land or nation of citizenship
6. go or appeal to the country Chiefly Brit to dissolve Parliament and hold an election
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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.
Schools and Families Secretary Ed Balls also questioned whether the bigger gamble was to go to the country now, while Labour is riding high in the opinion polls, or wait until next year.
But Paisley MP Alexander insisted his party would be ready for the election whenever Brown decided to go to the country.