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municipal

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

Definition of municipal

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the internal affairs of a major political unit (as a nation) <municipal legislation … enacted for the fulfillment of the treaties — U.S. Stat. 750>

  2. 2a :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a municipality <municipal government> <municipal water supplies> <municipal elections> <municipal courts>b :  having local self-government

  3. 3 :  restricted to one locality <a new very municipal variety of dwarf sweet pea — Osbert Sitwell>

Origin and Etymology 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 1550


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municipal

noun mu·nic·i·pal

Definition of municipal

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

Origin and Etymology of municipal

see 1municipal


First Known Use: 1925


MUNICIPAL Defined for English Language Learners

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municipal

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

Definition of municipal for English Language Learners

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


MUNICIPAL Defined for Kids

municipal

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

Definition of municipal for Students

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


Law Dictionary

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municipal

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

Legal Definition of municipal

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the internal affairs of a major political unit (as a nation) <was sentenced by a court of municipal, not international, jurisdiction> — compare domestic

  2. 2a :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a municipality <the municipal counsel> b :  having local self-government <a municipal district>

  3. 3 :  restricted to one locality


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municipal

noun mu·nic·i·pal

Legal Definition of municipal

  1. :  a security issued by a state or local government or by an authority set up by such a government —usually used in plural — see also municipal bond at bond 2



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