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A sovereign state consisting of an independent city and its surrounding territory.
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(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
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a sovereign state consisting of an autonomous city with its dependencies.
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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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[ˈsɪtɪˌsteɪt] Nciudad-estado f
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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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