Etymology
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municipality (n.)

"town or city having corporate privileges of local self-government," 1789, from French municipalité, from municipal (see municipal).

updated on March 21, 2019

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Definitions of municipality from WordNet

municipality (n.)
an urban district having corporate status and powers of self-government;
municipality (n.)
people living in a town or city having local self-government;
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