Definition of free city
: a self-governing city or city-state usually possessing sovereign power: such asa : an Italian city-state of the 11th century and laterb : certain cities of Germany since the 13th century having free institutionsc : a territorial unit (such as Danzig, formerly) comprising a city and often adjacent areas that functions as a semiautonomous political entity under the authority of an international organization
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