Meaning of MUNICIPAL in English


Pronunciation: myu ̇ - ' ni-s( ə -)p ə l also my ə -, m ə -, - ' ni-s ə -b ə l, ÷ ˌ myü-n ə - ' si-p ə l

Function: adjective

Etymology: Latin municipalis of a municipality, from municip-, municeps inhabitant of a municipality, from munus duty, service + capere to take ― more at MEAN , HEAVE

Date: circa 1540

1 : of or relating to the internal affairs of a major political unit (as a nation)

2 a : of, relating to, or characteristic of a municipality b : having local self-government

3 : restricted to one locality

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.