municipal

adjective
mu·​nic·​i·​pal | \ myu̇-ˈni-s(ə-)pəl How to pronounce municipal (audio) also myə-, mə-, -ˈni-sə-bəl, nonstandard ˌmyü-nə-ˈsi-pəl \

Definition of municipal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : of or relating to the internal affairs of a major political unit (such as a nation) municipal legislation … enacted for the fulfillment of the treatiesU.S. Stat. 750
2a : of, relating to, or characteristic of a municipality municipal government municipal water supplies municipal elections municipal courts
b : having local self-government
3 : restricted to one locality a new very municipal variety of dwarf sweet pea— Osbert Sitwell

municipal

noun

Definition of municipal (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Examples of municipal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective As of Wednesday, municipal health officials had confirmed 101 positive cases — including one death — associated with an outbreak at Brother Francis Shelter. Anchorage Daily News, "Tracking COVID-19 in Alaska: 112 new cases reported Thursday, no new deaths," 10 Sep. 2020 Black officers are going to have to be a part of that solution, working together, beyond the good intentions of any individual or any municipal government. Redditt Hudson, The New Republic, "The Hell of Being a Black Cop," 31 Aug. 2020 Vernon officials on Friday demanded Eversource Energy reimburse the town $84,000 to cover what municipal officials said was the utility’s inadequate response to Tropical Storm Isaias that resulted in widespread damage. Stephen Singer, courant.com, "Vernon officials demand $84,000 from Eversource for costs related to Tropical Storm Isaias response," 28 Aug. 2020 The boxes will be placed in the buildings where the county clerk is located, municipal government buildings in communities with populations of more than 5,000, and community college and university campuses. Kim Jarrett, Washington Examiner, "Amid partisan divide, New Jersey lawmakers pass bills to back vote-by-mail move," 28 Aug. 2020 The mayor and council president praised how the city put in place a response plan should anyone in the municipal government test positive for COVID-19. David Anderson, baltimoresun.com, "Havre de Grace mayor, City Hall staffer test positive for COVID-19," 17 Aug. 2020 Military and national health authorities assisted, though municipal officials say the government in Quito lagged in providing resources and sharing information. Christopher Torchia, Star Tribune, "Once in crisis, Ecuador city now helps others battle virus," 6 Aug. 2020 Multiple calls to municipal corporation officials in Delhi yielded no data. Ragini Saxena, Bloomberg.com, "India ‘Flying Blind’ on Virus Data as Modi’s No. 2 Gets Infected," 3 Aug. 2020 The first shock waves rippled through law enforcement this month when New York municipal officials slashed $1 billion from the largest police force in the country with an operating budget of about $6 billion. Kevin Johnson, USA TODAY, "'Perfect storm': Defund the police, COVID-19 lead to biggest police budget cuts in decade," 31 July 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Last year, local governments issued 1.9 trillion yuan of project municipals. Washington Post, "The Time Bomb in China’s Bond Market," 28 Feb. 2019 The result of the postponements of the May municipal and school elections would require the incumbents remain in office until the election in November and carry on as if nothing had changed. David Taylor, Houston Chronicle, "Liberty County’s May elections postponed due to coronavirus concerns," 25 Mar. 2020 The Ministry of Finance has a roundabout way to stop this discrepancy from causing widespread problems: prevent troubled local municipals from flooding the market with new notes. Washington Post, "China’s Scariest Assets Are Hiding Under Your Bed," 23 Apr. 2019 Many bonds, especially municipals, carry bid/asked price spreads for retail buyers. Russ Wiles, azcentral, "What you should know about investing in bonds as a long bull market continues," 4 Aug. 2019 Many bonds, especially municipals, carry bid/asked price spreads for retail buyers. Russ Wiles, USA TODAY, "What you should know about bonds: Prices riding 38-year run but won't defy gravity forever," 4 Aug. 2019 Vernon's Democratic Candidates VERNON — The Vernon Democratic Town Committee endorsed Dr. Ellen L Marmer to run for Mayor in the November municipal. Courant Community, "Community News For The Vernon Edition," 31 July 2017 Medical transport should be a public municipal service free at the point of use—like fire protection or street cleaning—and yet has instead become another industry on the take. Adam Gaffney, New Republic, "How Medical Bills Harm Us All," 6 June 2017 Fairwood, who also gave reports on bicycle lane options at an April municipal services meeting, outlined three options for the board to consider: • Kathy Routliffe, chicagotribune.com, "Committee recommends against Central Avenue bike lanes," 8 May 2017

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First Known Use of municipal

Adjective

circa 1550, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for municipal

Adjective and Noun

Latin municipalis of a municipality, from municip-, municeps inhabitant of a municipality, from munus duty, service + capere to take — more at mean, heave entry 1

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The first known use of municipal was circa 1550

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21 Sep 2020

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“Municipal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/municipal. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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municipal

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English Language Learners Definition of municipal

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

municipal

adjective
mu·​nic·​i·​pal | \ myu̇-ˈni-sə-pəl How to pronounce municipal (audio) \

Kids Definition of municipal

: of or relating to the government of a town or city municipal buildings

municipal

adjective
mu·​nic·​i·​pal | \ myu̇-ˈni-sə-pəl How to pronounce municipal (audio) \

Legal Definition of municipal

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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
2a : of, relating to, or characteristic of a municipality the municipal counsel
b : having local self-government a municipal district
3 : restricted to one locality

municipal

noun

Legal Definition of municipal (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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