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city-statenoun [C]

 /ˈsɪt̬·iˌsteɪt, -ˈsteɪt/
politics & government a city and ​itssurroundingterritory that together make an ​independent state
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city statenoun [C]

uk   /ˌsɪt.iˈsteɪt/  us   /ˌsɪt̬-/
in the ​ancientworld, a ​city and the ​area around it with an ​independentgovernment: Rome and Athens were some of the ​greatcitystates of the ​ancientworld.
(Definition of city state from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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