municipality

[ myoo-nis-uh-pal-i-tee ]
/ myuˌnɪs əˈpæl ɪ ti /

noun, plural mu·nic·i·pal·i·ties.

a city, town, or other district possessing corporate existence and usually its own local government.
a community under municipal jurisdiction.
the governing body of such a district or community.

Origin of municipality

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

Related forms

in·ter·mu·nic·i·pal·i·ty, noun, plural in·ter·mu·nic·i·pal·i·ties.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for municipality

British Dictionary definitions for municipality

municipality

/ (mjuːˌnɪsɪˈpælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a city, town, or district enjoying some degree of local self-government
the governing body of such a unit
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012