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A sovereign state consisting of an independent city and its surrounding territory.


(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


a sovereign state consisting of an autonomous city with its dependencies.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: - 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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For hotels outside Europe, the citystate of Singapore has seen the biggest increase - with demand for hotel rooms from Brits up an impressive 64% compared to last year.
The UK is not a direct democracy, like a citystate in ancient Greece, or the local community group, with all members voting on every new rule or decision.
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I would like to thank the board and team owners for thinking I can do something good for the league, said Narvasa, who will take a leave from his duties as director of the Citystate Bank.
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Marzouki also met with President of Governorate of Vatican CityState Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello.
The auditor-general will have wide oversight powers "to conduct audits of any agency of the Holy See andVatican CityState at any time," a statement said.
Data from the High Commission of India Singapore shows that the citystate has emerged as the second largest source of FDI inflow into India, amounting to US$19.
Dislocation between London and the rest of the country will intensify, according to the report, which predicts the capital will become a citystate.