free city

noun
a city having an independent government and forming a sovereign state by itself.

Origin:
1610–20

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Example sentences
The tour operator provides free city maps and audio guides in eight languages.
And they'd one day send their vermin up again to die on the streets of a free city.
Mint aims to free city dwellers from the expense of owning a vehicle, while simultaneously reducing metro traffic and pollution.
Working together for a healthy, active, and smoke-free city.
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