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City, a word used in England generally to designate a town which is or has been the seat of a bishopric. Sometimes, and especially in America, the word denotes any large or important town, eg. New York City. It is also sometimes used generically as opposed to country. The City of London is that part of the English metropolis which is under the sway of the Lord Mayor. It extends from the site of Temple Bar in the west to the Tower in the east, and as far as Finsbury on the north.