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Definition of "municipal" []

  • Of, relating to, or typical of a municipality. (adjective)
  • Having local self-government. (adjective)
  • Issued on the authority of a local or state government. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to the internal affairs of a nation. (adjective)
  • A municipal bond: invested in tax-free municipals. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "municipal" in a sentence
  • "You create a corporation which you call municipal, and then studiously shut it out from every municipal function; you will not let them light a lamp; you will not permit them to pave a street; you have provided us a separate police, one man of which they can not control."
  • "He is optimistic that residents will unite around their shared experience of living under what he described as a municipal government plagued by corruption and financial problems."
  • "Money funds now hold 65% of short-term municipal bonds and buy more than a third of the commercial paper issued by American businesses."