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city-statenoun [C]

/ˈsɪt̬·iˌsteɪt, -ˈsteɪt/
politics & government a city and its surrounding territory that together make an independent state
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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.
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