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 American cities and towns faced a record number of ransomware attacks last year, with more than 100 federal, state and municipal governments hit. Matthew Rosenberg, New York Times, "‘Chaos Is the Point’: Russian Hackers and Trolls Grow Stealthier in 2020," 10 Jan. 2020 Various government officials including Mayor Ying Yong and Zhu Zhisong, deputy secretary-general of the Shanghai municipal government, were among the dignitaries attending Tuesday’s event. Fortune, "How Elon Musk Built a Tesla Factory in China in Less Than a Year," 7 Jan. 2020 The firefighters and municipal leaders successfully pushed for legislation signed in July by Raimondo that ousted Health Department officials from the state Ambulance Service Coordinating Advisory Board. Lynn Arditi, ProPublica, "This Former Firefighter Has a Criminal Past. Now, He’s on the Board That Advises the State on Its EMS System.," 23 Dec. 2019 Under Trump’s order, resettlement agencies have until Jan. 21 to secure permission from governors and county and municipal leaders in order to bring in new refugees from other countries. Christopher Magan, Twin Cities, "‘The inn is not full’ — Walz pledges support for refugees as MN joins lawsuit," 13 Dec. 2019 Sandy Oaks municipal leaders scrambled in the days leading up to the election to make sure voters understood the ramifications of their ballot choices. Gilbert Garcia, ExpressNews.com, "VIA prepares to bring transit service to Sandy Oaks," 8 Nov. 2019 Some suspects are accused of using more than $5,000 worth of municipal funds to in part pay other suspects to work on Nazario's senatorial campaign. CBS News, "FBI arrests Puerto Rico senator, 7 more in corruption probe," 7 Nov. 2019 The council approved spending municipal funds for up to three weeks or until regular air service resumes. Zaz Hollander, Anchorage Daily News, "Unalaska declares emergency as ‘desperate’ air service situation grows after fatal crash," 31 Oct. 2019 In Portland, youth activists urged the city and county to fund TriMet’s YouthPass program and Mayor Ted Wheeler to sit out a world summit of municipal leaders scheduled for Oct. 9 in Copenhagen, among other things. oregonlive, "Thousands turn out in Portland, demand greener climate policies during student-led protest," 21 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun 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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13 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

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

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municipal

adjective
How to pronounce municipal (audio)

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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