ayun·​ta·​mien·​to | \ īˌyu̇n(ˌ)tämēˈentō \
plural -s

Definition of ayuntamiento

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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History and Etymology for 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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“Ayuntamiento.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ayuntamiento. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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