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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  City  \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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