Definitions for municipalitymyuˌnɪs əˈpæl ɪ ti

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mu•nic•i•pal•i•tymyuˌnɪs əˈpæl ɪ ti(n.)(pl.)-ties.

  1. a city, town, village, or borough possessing corporate existence and usu. its own local government.

    Category: Government

  2. the governing body of such a district.

    Category: Government

Origin of municipality:

1780–90; < F municipalité. See municipal , -ity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. municipality(noun)

    an urban district having corporate status and powers of self-government

  2. municipality(noun)

    people living in a town or city having local self-government


  1. municipality(Noun)

    A district with a government that typically encloses no other governed districts; a borough, city, or incorporated town or village.

  2. Origin: From municipalité (Edmund Burke).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Municipality(noun)

    a municipal district; a borough, city, or incorporated town or village


  1. Municipality

    A municipality is usually an urban administrative division having corporate status and usually powers of self-government or jurisdiction. The term municipality is also used to mean the governing body of a municipality. A municipality is a general-purpose administrative subdivision, as opposed to a special-purpose district. The term is derived from French "municipalité" and Latin "municipalis".


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