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cit·y-state

(sĭt′ē-stāt′)
n.
A sovereign state consisting of an independent city and its surrounding territory.

city-state

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a state consisting of a sovereign city and its dependencies. Among the most famous are the great independent cities of the ancient world, such as Athens, Sparta, Carthage, Thebes, Corinth, and Rome

cit′y-state`



n.
a sovereign state consisting of an autonomous city with its dependencies.
[1890–95]
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Noun1.city-state - a state consisting of a sovereign city
body politic, country, nation, res publica, commonwealth, state, land - a politically organized body of people under a single government; "the state has elected a new president"; "African nations"; "students who had come to the nation's capitol"; "the country's largest manufacturer"; "an industrialized land"
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city-state

[ˈsɪtɪˌsteɪt] Nciudad-estado f
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