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municipalize

[myoo-nis-uh-puh-lahyz] /myuˈnɪs ə pəˌlaɪz/
verb (used with object), municipalized, municipalizing.
1.
to make a municipality of.
2.
to bring under municipal ownership or control.
Also, especially British, municipalise.
Origin of municipalize
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; municipal + -ize
Related forms
municipalization, noun
unmunicipalized, adjective
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Historical Examples
  • Will it need to municipalize him in order to protect itself?

    Civics and Health William H. Allen
  • municipalize on this scale, I would say, and I am with you altogether.

    Mankind in the Making H. G. Wells
  • Unless physicians test themselves and their profession by results, we shall be compelled to "municipalize the medical man."

    Civics and Health William H. Allen
British Dictionary definitions for municipalize

municipalize

/mjuːˈnɪsɪpəˌlaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to bring under municipal ownership or control
2.
to make a municipality of
Derived Forms
municipalization, municipalisation, noun
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