HyperDic: city_state

English > 1 sense of the expression city state:
NOUNgroupcity state, city-statea state consisting of a sovereign city
English > city state: 1 sense > noun 1, group
MeaningA state consisting of a sovereign city.
InstancesCarthageAn ancient city state on the north African coast near modern Tunis
Broaderstate, nation, country, land, commonwealth, res publica, body politicA politically organized body of people under a single government
Catalanciutat estat

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