a walled section of Peking, built in the 15th century, containing the imperial palace and other buildings of the imperial government of China.
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British Dictionary definitions for forbidden city
noun the Forbidden City
Lhasa, Tibet: once famed for its inaccessibility and hostility to strangers
a walled section of Beijing, China, enclosing the Imperial Palace and associated buildings of the former Chinese Empire
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