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Definition of "municipality" []

  • A political unit, such as a city, town, or village, incorporated for local self-government. (noun)
  • A body of officials appointed to manage the affairs of a local political unit. (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 "municipality" in a sentence
  • "When these have accumulated to a sufficient size to be troublesome, the municipality is apt to go to the legislature to permit funding of those current liabilities, which, if it does not add insult to injury, at least adds interest to principal and passes on a delayed but increased burden for other Councils to worry over and the taxpayers to wrestle with, which brings me to a second fundamental cause viz:"
  • "It has long been recognized that the care of unemployed people or of people in distress was primarily the responsibility of the community in which they live, that is, the municipality in whose jurisdiction they reside; and if a municipality is unable to provide relief the assistance of the province is sought; but never has it been recognized by any federal government that a constitutional obligation rested upon them to deal with this subject."
  • "The individual gives up something in order to gain that which everybody gains by unity, and the municipality is the result."