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
In implementing the city tax, Chicago joins a handful of municipalities across the country that have created a sustainable stream of funds dedicated to assisting homeless families instead of relying on unpredictable state and federal money.
Afghan Municipality workers sweep a road in front of the German Embassy after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.
The Kabul municipality has had a drastic change in leadership over the past year, with the government appointing younger officials, many of them with graduate degrees from abroad.
A federal judge in San Francisco issued a restraining order against the federal government from taking punitive actions against municipalities.
A number of South Florida municipalities have adopted new measures to enforce restrictions on these nontraditional rentals.
While video gaming has earned nearly $171 million in tax distributions for counties and municipalities since 2012, some critics say the activity erodes the amount of money gamblers spend at casinos and boats, where it is permitted.
Weigel said most municipalities have banned burning, and some offer alternatives such as leaf vacuums.
Trash will be picked up as usual in most municipalities, including Arlington, Bedford, Colleyville, Euless, Fort Worth, Haslet, Hurst, Keller, Mansfield, North Richland Hills, Saginaw, Southlake and Watauga.
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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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