municipality

[ myoo-nis-uh-pal-i-tee ]
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noun,plural mu·nic·i·pal·i·ties.
  1. a city, town, or other district possessing corporate existence and usually its own local government.

  2. a community under municipal jurisdiction.

  1. the governing body of such a district or community.

Origin of municipality

1
From the French word municipalité, dating back to 1780–90. See municipal, -ity

Other words from municipality

  • in·ter·mu·nic·i·pal·i·ty, noun, plural in·ter·mu·nic·i·pal·i·ties.

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British Dictionary definitions for municipality

municipality

/ (mjuːˌnɪsɪˈpælɪtɪ) /


nounplural -ties
  1. a city, town, or district enjoying some degree of local self-government

  2. the governing body of such a unit

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