Definitions for municipalmyuˈnɪs ə pəl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mu•nic•i•palmyuˈnɪs ə pəl(adj.)

  1. of or pertaining to a city, town, etc., or its local government:

    municipal elections.

    Category: Government

  2. Archaic. pertaining to the internal affairs of a state or nation rather than to international affairs.

    Category: Government

  3. (n.)Often,municipals.a municipal bond.

    Category: Banking, Business

Origin of municipal:

1530–40; < L mūnicipālis=mūnicip-, s. of mūniceps citizen of a free town +-ālis -al1


Princeton's WordNet

  1. municipal(adj)

    relating or belonging to or characteristic of a municipality

    "municipal government"; "municipal bonds"; "a municipal park"; "municipal transportation"

  2. municipal(adj)

    of or relating to the government of a municipality

    "international law...only authorizes a belligerent to punish a spy under its municipal law"- J.L.kuntz

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. municipal(adjective)ˈnɪs ə pəl

    involving or done by a local city or town government

    garbage pick-up and other municipal services; municipal elections


  1. municipal(Noun)

    A financial instrument issued by a municipality.

  2. municipal(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to a municipality (a city or a corporation having the right of administering local government).

  3. municipal(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to the internal affairs of a nation.

  4. Origin: From municipal, from municipalis, from municeps, from munus + capere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Municipal(adj)

    of or pertaining to a city or a corporation having the right of administering local government; as, municipal rights; municipal officers

  2. Municipal(adj)

    of or pertaining to a state, kingdom, or nation

Translations for municipal

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


of, or controlled or owned by, the government of a city or town

the municipal buildings.

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