o'pen cit'y

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.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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