Definition of city father in English:

city father

Syllabification: cit·y fa·ther


(usually city fathers)
  • A person concerned with or experienced in the administration of a city: the city fathers decided to build a museum
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    • No doubt his inclusion of the slogan of self-determination was designed to inveigle some voters in the municipality of which he is a city father.
    • His party colleague, who was more of a firebrand leader, served three separate terms as city father from 1974 to '75, '79 to '81 and '92 to '94.
    • Thanks to an infrastructure tax, city father foresight and the help of some influential friends, it has just opened a swimming and diving center that rivals the recreational water setting that surrounds it.

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