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City state   /sˈɪti steɪt/   Listen
City state

A state consisting of a sovereign city.  Synonym: city-state.

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"City state" Quotes from Famous Books

... antiquity was the Greek city state. It expected its citizens to be all of them warriors, statesmen, legislators, judges. It set a premium upon the virtues of courage, self-control, justice and public spirit. It delivered its citizens from that "greasy domesticity" which Byron loathed in the typical Englishman of the Georgian ...
— Some Christian Convictions - A Practical Restatement in Terms of Present-Day Thinking • Henry Sloane Coffin

Words linked to "City state" :   nation, country, commonwealth, res publica, body politic, Carthage, land, state

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