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From mūniō (fortify, defend (with a wall)) +‎ -tiō.



mūnītiō f (genitive mūnītiōnis); third declension

  1. a defending, fortifying, protecting
  2. defence, fortification, rampart
  3. a repairing of roads
  4. (figuratively) a support for a cause


Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative mūnītiō mūnītiōnēs
genitive mūnītiōnis mūnītiōnum
dative mūnītiōnī mūnītiōnibus
accusative mūnītiōnem mūnītiōnēs
ablative mūnītiōne mūnītiōnibus
vocative mūnītiō mūnītiōnēs

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  • munitio in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • munitio in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “munitio”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • munitio” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • Carl Meissner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
    • to break through the lines (and relieve a town): munitiones perrumpere
  • munitio in Ramminger, Johann (accessed 16 July 2016) Neulateinische Wortliste: Ein Wörterbuch des Lateinischen von Petrarca bis 1700[2], pre-publication website, 2005-2016