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CITY, n.

1. In a general sense, a large town a large number of houses and inhabitants, established in one place.
2. In a more appropriate sense, a corporate town a town or collective body of inhabitants, incorporated and governed by particular officers, as a mayor and aldermen. This is the sense of the word in the United States. In Great Britain, a city is said to be a town corporate that has a bishop and a cathedral church but this is not always the fact.
3. The collective body of citizens, or the inhabitants of a city as when we say, the city voted to establish a market, and the city repealed the vote.

CITY, a. Pertaining to a city as city wives a city feast city manners.

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The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'City'. King James Dictionary.

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