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municipality

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noun mu·nic·i·pal·i·ty \myu̇-ˌni-sə-ˈpa-lə-tē\

Simple Definition of municipality

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of municipality

plural

municipalities

  1. 1 :  a primarily urban political unit having corporate status and usually powers of self-government

  2. 2 :  the governing body of a municipality

Examples of municipality in a sentence

  1. laws that have been enacted by many states and municipalities

  2. <a municipality with an excellent police department>



1790

First Known Use of municipality

1790


MUNICIPALITY Defined for Kids

municipality

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noun mu·nic·i·pal·i·ty \myu̇-ˌni-sə-ˈpa-lə-tē\

Definition of municipality for Students

plural

municipalities

  1. :  a town or city having its own local government




Law Dictionary

municipality

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noun mu·nic·i·pal·i·ty \myu̇-ˌni-sə-ˈpa-lə-tē\

Legal Definition of municipality

plural

municipalities

  1. :  a primarily urban municipal corporation; also :  the governing body of a municipality





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