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municipality

[myoo-nis-uh-pal-i-tee] /myuˌnɪs əˈpæl ɪ ti/
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 of municipality
1780-1790
1780-90; < French municipalité. See municipal, -ity
Related forms
intermunicipality, noun, plural intermunicipalities.
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municipality

/mjuːˌnɪsɪˈpælɪtɪ/
noun (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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Word Origin and History for municipality
n.

1789, from French municipalité, from municipal (see municipal).

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