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city–state

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noun \ˈsi-tē-ˌstāt also -ˈstāt\

Simple Definition of city–state

  • : a state that has its own government and consists of a city and the area around it

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of city–state

  1. :  an autonomous state consisting of a city and surrounding territory

1847

First Known Use of city–state

1847


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