City Cit"y, a. Of or pertaining to a city. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{City council}. See under {Council}.

{City court}, The municipal court of a city. [U. S.]

{City ward}, a watchman, or the collective watchmen, of a city. [Obs.] --Fairfax. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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