municipalism

municipalism

[myoo-nis-uh-puh-liz-uhm]
noun
1.
the principle or system of home rule by a municipality.
2.
advocacy of such a principle or system.

Origin:
1850–55; municipal + -ism

municipalist, noun
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municipal (mjuːˈnɪsɪpəl)
 
adj
of or relating to a town, city, or borough or its local government
 
[C16: from Latin mūnicipium a free town, from mūniceps citizen from mūnia responsibilities + capere to take]
 
mu'nicipalism
 
n
 
mu'nicipalist
 
n
 
mu'nicipally
 
adv

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