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CITY, government. A town incorporated by that name. Originally, this word did not signify a town, but a portion of mankind who lived under the same government: what the Romans called civitas, and, the Greeks polis; whence the word politeia, civitas seu reipublicae status et administratio. Toull. Dr. Civ. Fr. 1. 1, t. 1, n. 202; Henrion de Pansey, Pouvoir Municipal, pp. 36, 37.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Sojourners versus new urbanites: causes and consequences of temporary versus permanent cityward migration in developing countries.
On nineteenth-century mobility, Thernstrom and Knights note that "a far larger migratory stream moved eastward and cityward" than to the frontier; Modell, for one, emphasizes the shorter moves.
Rural people continued to move cityward over the past 30 years, as they had for more than a century, but the real story was not urbanization so much as suburbanization.