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 All of Portland’s public employee unions have sought collective bargaining sessions in response to a new mandate that municipal workers get vaccinated against COVID-19, the city said Tuesday. oregonlive, 1 Sep. 2021 The city plans to provide a comprehensive outline of the new policy later this week and to answer whatever questions municipal workers might have. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 1 Sep. 2021 Oceanside residents will get a chance Tuesday night to weigh in on potential improvements for the popular beach bandshell and community center, two aging attractions near the base of the municipal pier. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 31 Aug. 2021 Last month, the city issued a mandate for all municipal workers that allowed those who were unvaccinated to opt into weekly testing, an option that remains in place for those who don’t work in schools. Eliza Shapiro, New York Times, 23 Aug. 2021 William Drsek, the city’s public works commissioner, said the city doesn’t want to have municipal workers going on private property to handle tree removal. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 18 Aug. 2021 California and New York are requiring all state workers to prove vaccination or get tested every week; the same applies to municipal workers in New York. BostonGlobe.com, 5 Aug. 2021 San Francisco decided last month to issue a similar order for its 35,000 municipal workers. Alex Wigglesworth, Los Angeles Times, 2 Aug. 2021 In the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, municipal workers handed out free bottles of water at several locations in the city. Konstantin Testorides And Derek Gatopoulos, Star Tribune, 28 July 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Though city commissioners opted not to take action against the Chamber’s headquarters, its unclear how the city’s municipal and business leaders will patch up their rift. Lisa Maria Garza, orlandosentinel.com, 19 Feb. 2021 Last year, local governments issued 1.9 trillion yuan of project municipals. Washington Post, 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, 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, 23 Apr. 2019 Many bonds, especially municipals, carry bid/asked price spreads for retail buyers. Russ Wiles, azcentral, 4 Aug. 2019 Many bonds, especially municipals, carry bid/asked price spreads for retail buyers. Russ Wiles, USA TODAY, 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, 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, 6 June 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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“Municipal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/municipal. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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municipal

adjective

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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