independent city


Definition of independent city

: a city in the state of Virginia having a status equivalent to that of a county

Examples of independent city in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Crafting the $24 million budget for the independent city has been particularly rocky this year, creating tensions throughout an apparent breakdown in miscommunication that has played out along partisan lines. Amelia Pak-harvey, The Indianapolis Star, 28 Oct. 2021 But long criticized for shielding its own, the Vatican is suddenly conducting trials at a frequency without precedent in the century since its creation as an independent city-state. Washington Post, 15 Oct. 2021 Thanks to its classification as an independent city, Alexandria’s boost from the plan was unusually high compared with most other municipalities of a similar size. Washington Post, 7 June 2021 Councilman Jalen McKee-Rodriguez has pitched an independent city crime prevention office staffed with criminologists. Joshua Fechter, San Antonio Express-News, 25 June 2021 CNN)In Atlanta's well-to-do community of Buckhead, the debate over becoming an independent city has been brewing off and on for decades. Christina Maxouris, CNN, 7 June 2021 When Adam Toledo, a 13-year-old from the West Side, was fatally shot by a police officer in March, an independent city agency that investigates shootings initially resisted the release of the video, citing his age. New York Times, 2 May 2021 In video of the shooting, released Thursday by an independent city agency that investigates police conduct, Adam is chased down an alley by a white police officer, who orders him to stop and show his hands., 17 Apr. 2021 Earlier this year, the new Office of Police Accountability and Transparency, an independent city watchdog that has the authority to investigate officer misconduct, was signed into law., 28 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of independent city

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of independent city was in 1911

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9 Nov 2021

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“Independent city.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2021.

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