[ myoo-nis-uh-puh l ]
/ myuˈnɪs ə pəl /
of or relating to a town or city or its local government: municipal elections.
Archaic. pertaining to the internal affairs of a state or nation rather than to international affairs.
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Origin of municipal
1530–40; < Latin mūnicipālis, equivalent to mūnicip- (stem of mūniceps) citizen of a free town (mūni(a) duties + -cip-, combining form of capere to take) + -ālis -al1
OTHER WORDS FROM municipal
mu·nic·i·pal·ly, adverbin·ter·mu·nic·i·pal, adjectivenon·mu·nic·i·pal, adjectivenon·mu·nic·i·pal·ly, adverb
pre·mu·nic·i·pal, adjectivequa·si-mu·nic·i·pal, adjectivequa·si-mu·nic·i·pal·ly, adverbsu·per·mu·nic·i·pal, adjective
Words nearby municipal
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British Dictionary definitions for non-municipal
/ (mjuːˈnɪsɪpəl) /
of or relating to a town, city, or borough or its local government
Derived forms of municipalmunicipalism, nounmunicipalist, nounmunicipally, adverb
Word Origin for municipal
C16: from Latin mūnicipium a free town, from mūniceps citizen from mūnia responsibilities + capere to take
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