municipality

noun mu·nic·i·pal·i·ty \ myu̇-ˌni-sə-ˈpa-lə-tē \
|Updated on: 13 Aug 2018

Definition of municipality

plural municipalities
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

  1. laws that have been enacted by many states and municipalities

  2. a municipality with an excellent police department

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First Known Use of municipality

1790

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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MUNICIPALITY Defined for English Language Learners

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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

municipality

noun mu·nic·i·pal·i·ty \ myu̇-ˌni-sə-ˈpa-lə-tē \

Definition of municipality for Students

plural municipalities
: a town or city having its own local government

Law Dictionary

municipality

noun mu·nic·i·pal·i·ty \ myu̇-ˌni-sə-ˈpa-lə-tē \

legal Definition of municipality

plural municipalities
: a primarily urban municipal corporation; also : the governing body of a municipality


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