Citadel
Citadel Cit"a*del, n. [F. citadelle, It. citadella, di?. of citt? city, fr. L. civitas. See {City}.] A fortress in or near a fortified city, commanding the city and fortifications, and intended as a final point of defense. [1913 Webster]

{Syn}. -- Stronghold. See {Fortress}. [1913 Webster]


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  • citadel — 1580s, fortress commanding a city, from M.Fr. citadelle (15c.), from It. cittadella, dim. of O.It. cittade city (Mod.It. citta), from L. civitatem (nom. civitas; Cf. Port. citadella, Sp. ciuadela; see CITY (Cf. city)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • citadel — ► NOUN ▪ a fortress protecting or dominating a city. ORIGIN French citadelle or Italian cittadella, from Latin civitas city …   English terms dictionary

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