plural -s
: a chiefly rural territorial unit of local government in many Latin-American countries that includes several villages or barrios

Word History


Spanish, from Latin municipium

First Known Use

1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of municipio was in 1948

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“Municipio.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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