municipality

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French municipalité (Edmund Burke); synchronically analyzable as municipal +‎ -ity.

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municipality (plural municipalities)

  1. A district with a government that typically encloses no other governed districts; a borough, city, or incorporated town or village.
  2. The governing body of such a district.
    • 1918, W. B. Maxwell, chapter 22, in The Mirror and the Lamp:
      From another point of view, it was a place without a soul. The well-to-do had hearts of stone; the rich were brutally bumptious; the Press, the Municipality, all the public men, were ridiculously, vaingloriously self-satisfied.
  3. (politics) In Mexico and other Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries, second-level administrative divisions that may house one or more cities or towns whose head of government may be called mayors or, in Mexico, municipal presidents.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English municipality.

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municipality (plural municipalities)

  1. municipality