open city

open city

noun
1.
a city that, during a war, is offically declared demilitarized and open to occupation, and that will consequently not be defended, in order to spare it, under international law, from bombardment or other military attack.
2.
a city or autonomous city-state that gives equal access and status to inhabitants and visitors of all faiths, races, and nationalities.

Origin:
1910–15

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