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municipalism

[myoo-nis-uh-puh-liz-uh m]
noun
  1. the principle or system of home rule by a municipality.
  2. advocacy of such a principle or system.
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Origin of municipalism

First recorded in 1850–55; municipal + -ism
Related formsmu·nic·i·pal·ist, noun
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