Definition of municipalize in English:

municipalize

Syllabification: mu·nic·i·pal·ize
Pronunciation: /myo͝oˈnisəpəˌlīz, myə-
 
/

verb

[with object]
Bring under the control or ownership of the authorities of a city or town: an expensive commitment to municipalize rented housing
More example sentences
  • In 1904, however, along with the other water companies, it was municipalised under the Metropolitan Water Board.
  • Water-supply service is municipalized in Japan, and most municipalities in Osaka Prefecture receive their water from more than 1 source.
  • In 1883 Birmingham became the first British city to municipalize its art school.

Derivatives

municipalization

Pronunciation: /-ˌnisəpələˈzāSHən/
noun
More example sentences
  • The concept of national institutions like this that really promote taxation, promote municipalization, do not support recognition of inherent right.
  • The municipalisation of the Scottish parliament may seem to be unstoppable.
  • A number of ‘public interest’ arguments were raised at the time to justify municipalization of volunteer fire companies…

Definition of municipalize in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day jaunty
Pronunciation: ˈdʒɔːnti
adjective
having a lively, cheerful, and self-confident manner...