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mu·nic·i·pal / myoŏˈnisəpəl; myə-/ • adj. of or relating to a city or town or its governing body: national and municipal elections municipal offices. DERIVATIVES: mu·nic·i·pal·ly adv.

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municipal † pert. to the internal affairs of a state; pert. to local self-government, esp. of a town. XVI. — L. mūnicipālis, f. mūnicipium Roman city of which the inhabitants had Roman citizenship, f. mūniceps, -cip-, f. mūnia civic offices + capere take.
So municipality XVIII. — F.

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MUNICIPAL

In its narrower and more common sense, pertaining to a local governmental unit, commonly a city or town. In its broader sense, pertaining to the public or governmental affairs of a state, nation, or of a people. Relating to a state or nation, particularly when considered as an entity independent of other states or nations.