- a city, town, or other district possessing corporate existence and usually its own local government.
- a community under municipal jurisdiction.
- the governing body of such a district or community.
Origin of municipality
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Examples from the Web for municipality
“In order to reinforce and ensure safety in the municipality,” she wrote.Mexico’s First Lady of Murder Is on the Lam
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In Israel, the municipality of Tel Aviv-Yafo underwrites the Pride Parade.
Each town and municipality is handling recreational cannabis in its own way.Bummer: The Great Colorado Weed Shortage of 2014
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Zuo Rong is a retired teacher from Shayang county in Jingmen municipality, Hubei province.An Oral History of Mao’s Greatest Crime
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The angry judge told the municipality that it is contributing to the phenomenon of construction offense.Israel Attorney General To Chief Rabbi Hopeful: Explain Your Racism
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As for the municipality, this did not cause them much apprehension.The Fortune of the Rougons
Judas—that's what it is, sir; the study for Judas in the fountain for the Municipality.The Eternal City
The child, now a sexagenary, disclosed it to the municipality.
A letter from me to the Municipality, and the Municipality will confirm you at once.Scaramouche
Any municipality with a revenue of £25,000 or above, is styled a "city."Six Letters From the Colonies
- a city, town, or district enjoying some degree of local self-government
- the governing body of such a unit
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Word Origin and History for municipality
1789, from French municipalité, from municipal (see municipal).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper