verb (used with object), mu·nic·i·pal·ized, mu·nic·i·pal·iz·ing.

to make a municipality of.
to bring under municipal ownership or control.

Also especially British, mu·nic·i·pal·ise.

Origin of municipalize

First recorded in 1875–80; municipal + -ize
Related formsmu·nic·i·pal·i·za·tion, nounun·mu·nic·i·pal·ized, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for municipalize

Historical Examples of municipalize

  • Will it need to municipalize him in order to protect itself?

    Civics and Health

    William H. Allen

  • Municipalize on this scale, I would say, and I am with you altogether.

  • Unless physicians test themselves and their profession by results, we shall be compelled to "municipalize the medical man."

    Civics and Health

    William H. Allen

British Dictionary definitions for municipalize



verb (tr)

to bring under municipal ownership or control
to make a municipality of
Derived Formsmunicipalization or municipalisation, noun
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