[ myoo-nis-uh-puh-liz-uhm ]

  1. the principle or system of home rule by a municipality.

  2. advocacy of such a principle or system.

Origin of municipalism

First recorded in 1850–55; municipal + -ism

Other words from municipalism

  • mu·nic·i·pal·ist, noun

Words Nearby municipalism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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