municipality

[myoo-nis-uh-pal-i-tee]
noun, plural 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 community.

Origin:
1780–90; < French municipalité. See municipal, -ity

intermunicipality, noun, plural intermunicipalities.
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municipality (mjuːˌnɪsɪˈpælɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  a city, town, or district enjoying some degree of local self-government
2.  the governing body of such a unit

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municipality
1790, from Fr. municipalité; see municipal. Introduced in English by Edmund Burke.
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Example sentences
Municipalities are banning these polluting features.
The public sector, including publicly-owned enterprises and the municipalities,
  plays the dominant role in the economy.
At first sight, this pair of near-future municipalities look pretty much alike.
Thousands of municipalities each worked to their local times.
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