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1municipal

adjective mu·nic·i·pal \my-ˈni-s(ə-)pəl also myə-, mə-, -ˈni-sə-bəl, ÷ˌmyü-nə-ˈsi-pəl\

: of or relating to the government of a city or town

Full Definition of MUNICIPAL

1
:  of or relating to the internal affairs of a major political unit (as a nation)
2
a :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a municipality
b :  having local self-government
3
:  restricted to one locality

Origin of MUNICIPAL

Latin municipalis of a municipality, from municip-, municeps inhabitant of a municipality, from munus duty, service + capere to take — more at mean, heave
First Known Use: circa 1540

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

2municipal

noun

Definition of MUNICIPAL

:  a security issued by a state or local government or by an authority set up by such a government —usually used in plural

First Known Use of MUNICIPAL

1925

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism
MUNICIPAL Defined for Kids

municipal

adjective mu·nic·i·pal \my-ˈni-sə-pəl\

Definition of MUNICIPAL for Kids

:  of or relating to the government of a town or city <municipal buildings>

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