City

Definition of City

Cit´y   Pronunciation: sĭt´ŷ
n.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.
a.1.Of or pertaining to a city.
City council
See under Council.
City court
The municipal court of a city.
City ward
a watchman, or the collective watchmen, of a city.
- Fairfax.

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