ayuntamiento

noun ayun·ta·mien·to \ īˌyu̇n(ˌ)tämēˈentō \

Definition of ayuntamiento

plural -s
1 :the municipal council or governing body of a town or city in Spain or the former Spanish colonies
2 :a town hall in Spain or the former Spanish colonies

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Origin and Etymology of ayuntamiento

Spanish, from Old Spanish, from ayuntar to join, unite (from a to —from Latin ad— + yuntar, juntar to join, from Latin junctus, past participle of jungere to join) + -miento -ment (from Latin -mentum)


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