Definition of municipality
1 : a primarily urban political unit having corporate (see corporate 1a) status and usually powers of self-government Elections were held in the municipality.
2 : the governing body of a municipality The municipality approved the budget for the year.
Examples of municipality in a Sentence
laws that have been enacted by many states and municipalities
a municipality with an excellent police department
Recent Examples of municipality from the Web
Municipalities are able to opt out of the wage hikes.
Under the current state Constitution, any function or power not expressly accorded to municipalities defaults to the state.
With a median household income of $34,716, Coatesville is the poorest municipality in one of the state’s wealthiest counties and has one of the region’s highest local property-tax rates.
The proposal, part of a sweeping draft 3-year action plan released this past April by an influential government think tank, is aimed at managing the some 170,000 tons of waste generated each day in some 8000 larger municipalities.
Now just imagine the problems that patchwork of municipalities created in the days before 911.
A decade after San Francisco became the first major U.S. city to ban plastic shopping bags, dozens of municipalities have followed suit.
The president’s executive order set up a showdown with dozens of municipalities, including the nation’s largest cities, over billions of dollars in funding that helps pay for police, schools, health care and road and bridge maintenance.
In the past decade, more than 230 municipalities around the nation have passed bans of varying degrees on sales of dogs and cats raised at for-profit facilities.
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First Known Use of municipality
MUNICIPALITY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of municipality for English Language Learners
: a city or town that has its own government to deal with local problems; also : the group of people who run such a government
MUNICIPALITY Defined for Kids
Definition of municipality for Students
: a town or city having its own local government
Legal Definition of municipality
: a primarily urban municipal corporation; also : the governing body of a municipality
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