What does Municipal mean?

Definitions for Municipal
myuˈnɪs ə pəlmu·nic·i·pal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. municipaladjective

    relating or belonging to or characteristic of a municipality

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

  2. municipaladjective

    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


  1. municipalnoun

    A financial instrument issued by a municipality.

  2. municipaladjective

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

  3. municipaladjective

    Of or pertaining to the internal affairs of a nation.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Municipaladjective

    Belonging to a corporation.

    Etymology: municipal, Fr. municipalis, municipium, Lat.

    A counsellor, bred up in the knowledge of the municipal and statute laws, may honestly inform a just prince how far his prerogative extends. Dryden.


  1. municipal

    A municipality is usually a single administrative division having corporate status and powers of self-government or jurisdiction as granted by national and regional laws to which it is subordinate. The term municipality may also mean the governing body of a given municipality. A municipality is a general-purpose administrative subdivision, as opposed to a special-purpose district. The term is derived from French municipalitécode: fra promoted to code: fr and Latin municipaliscode: lat promoted to code: la . The English word municipality derives from the Latin social contract municipiumcode: lat promoted to code: la (derived from a word meaning "duty holders"), referring to the Latin communities that supplied Rome with troops in exchange for their own incorporation into the Roman state (granting Roman citizenship to the inhabitants) while permitting the communities to retain their own local governments (a limited autonomy). A municipality can be any political jurisdiction, from a sovereign state such as the Principality of Monaco, to a small village such as West Hampton Dunes, New York. The territory over which a municipality has jurisdiction may encompass only one populated place such as a city, town, or village several such places (e.g., early jurisdictions in the U.S. state of New Jersey (1798–1899) as townships governing several villages, municipalities of Mexico, municipalities of Colombia) only parts of such places, sometimes boroughs of a city, such as the 34 municipalities of Santiago, Chile.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Municipaladjective

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

  2. Municipaladjective

    of or pertaining to a state, kingdom, or nation

  3. Etymology: [L. municipalis, fr. municipium a town, particularly in Italy, which possessed the right of Roman citizenship, but was governed by its own laws, a free town, fr. municeps an inhabitant of a free town, a free citizen; munia official duties, functions + capere to take: cf. F. municipal. Cf. Immunity, and Capacoius.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Municipal

    mū-nis′i-pal, adj. pertaining to a corporation or city.—n. Municipalisā′tion.—v.t. Munic′ipalise.—ns. Munic′ipalism; Municipal′ity, a town or city possessed of self-government: a district governed like a city: in France, a division of the country.—adv. Munic′ipally. [Fr.,—L. municipalismunicipium, a free town—munia, official duties, capĕre, to take.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Municipal in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Municipal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Municipal in a Sentence

  1. Tom Roseen:

    While investors were keeping a keen eye on the FOMC (Federal Open Market Committee) meeting, which concluded on Wednesday on a more hawkish note than some anticipated, taxable-fixed income mutual funds took in small amounts of net new money - $348 million-plus, with ETF investors ... withdrawing $700 million, interestingly, though, both investors types were net purchasers of municipal bond funds, injecting $877 million into conventional open-end funds and $314 million for ETFs, respectively.

  2. Jordan Brooks:

    The winners were commodity producers and their banks, and the losers are the various clients that AQR and other large asset managers represent : firefighters, municipal workers, and university endowments.

  3. Brendan Roediger:

    Saint Louis University's real and Saint Louis University's important, they deserve to be given credit for Saint Louis University. I applaud Municipal Court Judge Donald McCullin. It's meaningful. It's significant.

  4. Wells Fargo:

    We see airports as resistant to the challenges faced by state and local governments with respect to post-employment benefits, demand is not all that surprising as investors in municipal airports have been rewarded over the past three years with relatively attractive returns as have toll road investors.

  5. Jeff Da Costa:

    Schuld Mayor Helmut Lussi views on the predictability of floods, both on the long-term scale and the immediate scale of being able to provide immediate warnings, are completely wrong, and may go to show one of the difficulties in communicating risk to people or municipal officials who fundamentally don't understand environmental risk, people should also bear in mind that while flood warnings can't stop a flood, they can help people move themselves, and their possessions, to safety.

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