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municipal Line breaks: mu¦ni|ci¦pal
Pronunciation: /mjʊˈnɪsɪp(ə)l/

Definition of municipal in English:


Relating to a town or district or its governing body: national and municipal elections municipal offices
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  • Schools and municipal offices were closed to enable pupils and employees to attend.
  • On the same day, the municipal council broke down in half an hour in similar circumstances.
  • The municipal government has been taking steps to solve the city's housing problems.


Example sentences
  • Other recent projects included several light rail systems, usually municipally owned but privately run.
  • It really does impact the broad range of government activities, federally, provincially and municipally in a very real way.
  • Most of these services are municipally organized, but some take the form of nonprofit foundations, private companies, and parent cooperatives.


Mid 16th century (originally relating to the internal affairs of a state as distinct from its foreign relations): from Latin municipalis (from municipium 'free city', from municeps, municip- 'citizen with privileges', from munia 'civic offices') + capere 'take'.

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