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
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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