noun /ˈmjʊu.nɪs.ɪ.pæl.It.ɪi/
A district with a government that typically encloses no other governed districts; a borough, city, or incorporated town or village.
See Also: municipal

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  • Municipality — Mu*nic i*pal i*ty, n.; pl. {Municipalities}. [Cf. F. municipalit[ e].] A municipal district; a borough, city, or incorporated town or village. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • municipality — /myooh nis euh pal i tee/, n., pl. municipalities. 1. a city, town, or other district possessing corporate existence and usually its own local government. 2. a community under municipal jurisdiction. 3. the governing body of such a district or… …   Universalium

  • municipality — [[t]mjuːnɪ̱sɪpæ̱lɪti[/t]] municipalities 1) N COUNT In Britain, a municipality is a city or town which is governed by its own locally appointed officials. You can also refer to a city s or town s local government as a municipality. 2) N COUNT In… …   English dictionary

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