proper noun the City
- (London) popular, shortened form for City of London, the financial and commercial centre of London
- (London) the site of the original Roman Londinium
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- A large settlement, bigger than a town. In Europe a city is a place that had succeeded in obtaining the right to build a city wall, a belfort, etc., from the nobility.
Etymology: From Middle English cite < Old French cité < Latin civitas ("a union of citizens", "a citizenry").
- public; belonging to a city; of a city
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