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.

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. Phil Scott:

    Allowing a highly variable town-by-town approach to municipal voting creates inconsistency in election policy, as well as separate and unequal classes of residents potentially eligible to vote on local issues.

  2. Eric Adams:

    You left the city during a very difficult time, even during a time where I did not see my son over two months because I was in the streets during COVID. You did not vote in municipal elections at all, how the hell do we have you become our mayor with this record like this? How will you govern a diverse city like this?

  3. Matthew Kaemingk:

    The average Muslim newcomer in Europe experiences a tremendous amount of societal pressure. They experience racism, poverty, exclusion, discrimination, language and cultural barriers, and a deep sense of displacement, their sense of homelessness is not only geographical, it is spiritual. Churches who offer The Muslims real and meaningful hospitality are seeing some surprising results. Islam GERMANY received nearly 900,000 asylum seekers in 2016 ; the majority was from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, according to published reports. Churches in Berlin and Hamburg were faced with so many asylum seekers wanting to convert that they held baptisms in municipal swimming pools. The increasing number of asylum seekers in Islam GERMANY prompted the nation’s evangelical church leaders to issue a handbook on baptizing the converts, reported The Independent.

  4. Jorge Elorza:

    Two years ago, we began meeting with Black leaders to advance a social justice agenda in Providence, centering voices of community members who deserve to be engaged in policy decision-making, i thank the Municipal Reparations Commission for their community-driven approach to making these recommendations, and outlining a path forward for the City and external institutions. While we know the City cannot advance this work alone, my team and I look forward to working with all stakeholders to put recommendations into action to close the racial wealth and equity gap.

  5. Catherine Sandoval:

    If you change to municipal control without changing the underlying dynamics of the maintenance and operation of the utility and its transmission network, you haven't really solved the problem.

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