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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Citadel  \Cit"a*del\,  n.  [F.  citadelle  It  citadella  di?.  of 
  citt?  city,  fr  L.  civitas  See  {City}.] 
  A  fortress  in  or  near  a  fortified  city,  commanding  the  city 
  and  fortifications,  and  intended  as  a  final  point  of  defense. 
 
  {Syn}.  --  Stronghold.  See  {Fortress}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  citadel 
  n  :  a  stronghold  into  which  people  could  go  for  shelter  during  a 
  battle  [syn:  {bastion}] 




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