Definition of municipalize in English:

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Pronunciation: /myo͞oˈnisəpəˌlīz/


[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.



Pronunciation: /myo͞oˌnisəpələˈzāSHən/ /myəˌnisəpələˈzāSHən/ /myo͞oˌnisəpəˌlīˈzāSHən/ /myəˌnisəpəˌlīˈzāSHən/
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…
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