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Municipality vs. City

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Municipalitynoun

A district with a government that typically encloses no other governed districts; a borough, city, or incorporated town or village.

Citynoun

A large settlement, bigger than a town.

‘São Paulo is one of the largest cities in South America.’;

Municipalitynoun

The governing body of such a district.

Citynoun

A settlement granted special status by royal charter or letters patent; traditionally, a settlement with a cathedral regardless of size.

Municipalitynoun

A municipal district; a borough, city, or incorporated town or village.

Citynoun

(Australia) The central business district; downtown.

‘I'm going into the city today to do some shopping.’;

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Municipalitynoun

an urban district having corporate status and powers of self-government

Citynoun

A large town.

Municipalitynoun

people living in a town or city having local self-government

Citynoun

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.’; ‘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.’;

Municipality

A municipality is usually a single administrative division having corporate status and powers of self-government or jurisdiction as granted by national and regional laws to which it is subordinate. The term municipality may also mean the governing or ruling body of a given municipality.

Citynoun

The collective body of citizens, or inhabitants of a city.

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Cityadjective

Of or pertaining to a city.

Citynoun

a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts;

‘Ancient Troy was a great city’;

Citynoun

an incorporated administrative district established by state charter;

‘the city raised the tax rate’;

Citynoun

people living in a large densely populated municipality;

‘the city voted for Republicans in 1994’;

Citynoun

a large town

‘one of Italy's most beautiful cities’; ‘the city council’;

Citynoun

a town created a city by charter and usually containing a cathedral.

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Citynoun

a municipal centre incorporated by the state or province.

Citynoun

a place or situation characterized by a specified attribute

‘the staff were in turmoil—it was panic city’;

Citynoun

short for City of London

Citynoun

the financial and commercial institutions located in the City of London

‘the Budget got a stony reception from the City’; ‘a City analyst’;

City

A city is a large human settlement. It can be defined as a permanent and densely settled place with administratively defined boundaries whose members work primarily on non-agricultural tasks.

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