municipality

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French municipalité (Edmund Burke).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈmjʊu.nɪs.ɪ.pæl.It.ɪi/

Noun[edit]

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municipality (plural municipalities)

  1. A district with a government that typically encloses no other governed districts; a borough, city, or incorporated town or village.
  2. The governing body of such a district.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 22, The Mirror and the Lamp:
      From another point of view, it was a place without a soul. The well-to-do had hearts of stone; the rich were brutally bumptious; the Press, the Municipality, all the public men, were ridiculously, vaingloriously self-satisfied.

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