KING'S County, an inland county of the province of LEINSTER, bounded on the east by the county of Kildare, on the north, by that of Westmeath, and a small portion of Meath, on the west by those of Tipperary, Galway, and Roscommon, from the two latter of which it is separated by the Shannon, and on the south by the Queen's county and Tipperary