municipality


mu·nic·i·pal·i·ty

noun \my-ˌni-sə-ˈpa-lə-tē\

: a city or town that has its own government to deal with local problems; also : the group of people who run such a government

plural mu·nic·i·pal·i·ties

Full Definition of MUNICIPALITY

1
:  a primarily urban political unit having corporate status and usually powers of self-government
2
:  the governing body of a municipality

Examples of MUNICIPALITY

  1. laws that have been enacted by many states and municipalities
  2. <a municipality with an excellent police department>

First Known Use of MUNICIPALITY

1790

Other Government and Politics Terms

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

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