/ mjuːˈnɪsɪpl; NAmE / adjective
[ usually before noun ] connected with or belonging to a town, city or district that has its own local government :
municipal elections / councils
the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery
mid 16th cent. (originally relating to the internal affairs of a state as distinct from its foreign relations): from Latin municipalis (from municipium free city, from municeps , municip- citizen with privileges, from munia civic offices) + capere take.