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Definition of Cities
CitiesCity Cit"y, n.; pl. Cities. [OE. cite, F. cit?, fr. L.
civitas citizenship, state, city, fr. civis citizen; akin to
Goth. heiwa (in heiwafrauja man of the house), AS. ?, pl.,
members of a family, servants, ? family, G. heirath marriage,
prop., providing a house, E. hind a peasant.]
1. A large town.
2. A corporate town; in the United States, a town or
collective body of inhabitants, incorporated and governed
by a mayor and aldermen or a city council consisting of a
board of aldermen and a common council; in Great Britain,
a town corporate, which is or has been the seat of a
bishop, or the capital of his see.
A city is a town incorporated; which is, or has
been, the see of a bishop; and though the bishopric
has been dissolved, as at Westminster, it yet
remaineth a city. --Blackstone
When Gorges constituted York a city, he of course
meant it to be the seat of a bishop, for the word
city has no other meaning in English law. --Palfrey
3. The collective body of citizens, or inhabitants of a city.
``What is the city but the people?' --Shak.
Syn: See Village.
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