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City in United Kingdom

Concept of City

The following is an old definition of City [1], a term which has several meanings:1. An incorporated town or borough, which, in England, is or has been the see of a bishop. An incorporated town. The word “city” may include a town, see, in this resource, the term 2. A municipal corporation of the larger class, with powers of government confided in officers who are usually elected by popular vote. A political division of a State, for the convenient administration of the government. An instrumentality, with powers more or less enlarged, according to the requirements of the public, and which may be increased or repealed at the will] of the legislature. In a few States cities are of the first class, of the second class, etc., according to population. Under a constitutional power to organize cities and villages, the legislature is authorized to classify municipal corporations, and an act relating to any such class may be one of a general nature.


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  1. Meaning of City provided by the Anderson Dictionary of Law (1889) (Dictionary of Law consisting of Judicial Definitions and Explanations of Words, Phrases and Maxims and an Exposition of the Principles of Law: Comprising a Dictionary and Compendium of American and English Jurisprudence; William C. Anderson; T. H. Flood and Company, Law Publishers, Chicago, United States)

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  • Article Name: City
  • Author: J. G. Collier
  • Description: Concept of City The following is an old definition of City [1], a term which has several meanings:1. An incorporated town [...]

This entry was last updated: March 7, 2017


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