a city having an independent government and forming a sovereign state by itself.
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How to use free city in a sentence
They are spread out now throughout the almost traffic and pedestrian- free city using different buildings as command bases.
Ann Marlowe reports on an extraordinary utopian moment in the free city.
Late in February insurrection broke out in the free city of Cracow.A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year | Edwin Emerson
Every free city, even an imperial village, had its own “law,” and these exist down to the present time.
"Sell me your clock: I have come to purchase it on the part of the free city of Hamburgh," was the calm, deliberate reply.
British Dictionary definitions for free city
a sovereign or autonomous city; city-state
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