municipality

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French municipalité (Edmund Burke), from municipal + -ité, from Latin municipalis, from municipium (free city, township), from municeps (citizen of a free city or township), from mūnus (duty, service) + -ceps (taker, catcher). Equivalent to municipal +‎ -ity.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /mjʊˌnɪsɪˈpælɪti/
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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, in The Mirror and the Lamp[1]:
      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.
  3. (politics) In Mexico and other Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries, second-level administrative divisions that may house one or more cities or towns whose head of government may be called mayors or, in Mexico, municipal presidents.

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Scots[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English municipality.

Noun[edit]

municipality (plural municipalities)

  1. municipality