Definition of municipal adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//mjuːˈnɪsɪpl//
; NAmE NAmE//mjuːˈnɪsɪpl//
[usually before noun] House location
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connected with or belonging to a town, city or district that has its own local government municipal elections/councils municipal workers the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery See related entries: House location Word Originmid 16th cent. (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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