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 for urban
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Urban \Ur"ban\, a. [L. urbanus belonging to the ?ity or town,
     refined, polished, fr. urbs, urbis, a city: cf. F. urbain.
     Cf. Urbane.]
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     1. Of or belonging to a city or town; as, an urban
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     2. Belonging to, or suiting, those living in a city;
        cultivated; polite; urbane; as, urban manners.
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     Urban servitude. See Predial servitude, under
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated
             area; "urban sociology"; "urban development"
      2: located in or characteristic of a city or city life; "urban
         property owners"; "urban affairs"; "urban manners" [ant:

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  URBAN. Relating to a city; but in a more general sense it signifies relating 
  to houses. 
       2. It is used in this latter sense in the civil code of Louisiana, 
  articles 706 and 707. All servitudes are established either for the use of 
  houses or for the use of lands. Those of the first kind are called urban 
  servitudes, whether the buildings to which they are due be situated in the 
  city or in the country. Those of the second kind are called rural 
       3. The principal kinds of urban servitudes are the following: the right 
  of support; that of drip; that of drain, or of preventing the drain, that of 
  view or of lights, or of preventing the view or lights from being 
  obstructed: that of raising buildings or walls, or of preventing them from 
  being raised that of passage and that of drawing water. Vide 3 Toull. p. 
  441; Poth. Introd. au tit. 13 de la Coutume d'Orleans, n. 2; Introd. Id. n. 

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