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.
a city, town, village, or borough possessing corporate existence and usu. its own local government.
the governing body of such a district.
Origin of municipality:
1780–90; < F municipalité. See municipal , -ity
an urban district having corporate status and powers of self-government
people living in a town or city having local self-government
A district with a government that typically encloses no other governed districts; a borough, city, or incorporated town or village.
Origin: From municipalité (Edmund Burke).
a municipal district; a borough, city, or incorporated town or village
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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