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municipal

[ myoo-nis-uh-puhl ]
/ myuˈnɪs ə pəl /
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adjective
of or relating to a town or city or its local government: municipal elections.
Archaic. pertaining to the internal affairs of a state or nation rather than to international affairs.
noun
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Origin of municipal

1530–40; <Latin mūnicipālis, equivalent to mūnicip- (stem of mūniceps) citizen of a free town (mūni(a) duties + -cip-, combining form of capere to take) + -ālis-al1

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British Dictionary definitions for municipal

municipal
/ (mjuːˈnɪsɪpəl) /

adjective
of or relating to a town, city, or borough or its local government

Derived forms of municipal

municipalism, nounmunicipalist, nounmunicipally, adverb

Word Origin for municipal

C16: from Latin mūnicipium a free town, from mūniceps citizen from mūnia responsibilities + capere to take
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