from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A sovereign state consisting of an independent city and its surrounding territory.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A single city which is an independent sovereign state, or a sovereign state which embraces only one town or City.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a state consisting of a sovereign city
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Hell, I can call the city-state governor’s office for that matter.
The investment also highlights the city-state's efforts to expand in specialized financial services; it has attracted aircraft lessors and financiers with supportive tax and legal moves.
The city-state took in S$22.2 billion in tourism receipts in 2011, up 17% from 2010 while total international visitor arrivals climbed 13% to 13.2 million.
SINGAPORE—Singapore's gambling watchdog has fined the city-state's two licensed casino operators a total 385,000 Singapore dollars US$308,000 for breaches relating to the admission of unauthorized locals and minors into the two gambling facilities in 2010 and 2011.
In Singapore this month, supermarket chains FairPrice and Carrefour said they would halt the sale of shark fin in outlets in the city-state, which has a majority-Chinese population.
In a move bound to boost the city-state's share of the yuan-trading market, Beijing is preparing to name a central clearing bank for yuan funds in Singapore, Goh Chok Tong , chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, said recently.
He said the U.S. is considering a range of actions to strengthen military ties to Australia and the city-state of Singapore.
GIC, with a portfolio valued at more than US$185 billion, manages the city-state's foreign exchange reserves.
And it was particularly odd when that role was assumed by the leaders of Singapore, a microdot of a city-state with a population of just five million.
The city-state self-consciously and successfully positioned itself as a hub for Asian trade and as a bridge between East and West.