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municipalism

[ myoo-nis-uh-puh-liz-uhm ]
/ myuˈnɪs ə pəˌlɪz əm /
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noun
the principle or system of home rule by a municipality.
advocacy of such a principle or system.
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Origin of municipalism

First recorded in 1850–55; municipal + -ism

OTHER WORDS FROM municipalism

mu·nic·i·pal·ist, noun
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How to use municipalism in a sentence

  • The central ideas of modern municipalism are the raising of loans and the sweating of the ratepayer.

    The Dwelling House|George Vivian Poore
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