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city statenoun [C]

uk   /ˌsɪt.i ˈsteɪt/  us   /ˌsɪt̬.i ˈsteɪt/
in the ancient world, a city and the area around it with an independent government: Rome and Athens were some of the great city states of the ancient world.
(Definition of city state from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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city-statenoun [C]

 /ˈsɪt̬·iˌsteɪt, -ˈsteɪt/
politics & government a city and its surrounding territory that together make an independent state
(Definition of city-state from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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