municipality


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mu·nic·i·pal·i·ty

 (myo͞o-nĭs′ə-păl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. mu·nic·i·pal·i·ties
1. A political unit, such as a city, town, or village, incorporated for local self-government.
2. A body of officials appointed to manage the affairs of a local political unit.

municipality

(mjuːˌnɪsɪˈpælɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a city, town, or district enjoying some degree of local self-government
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the governing body of such a unit

mu•nic•i•pal•i•ty

(myuˌnɪs əˈpæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a city, town, village, or borough possessing corporate existence and usu. its own local government.
2. the governing body of such a district.
[1780–90; < French municipalité. See municipal, -ity]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.municipality - an urban district having corporate status and powers of self-governmentmunicipality - an urban district having corporate status and powers of self-government
administrative district, administrative division, territorial division - a district defined for administrative purposes
city, metropolis, urban center - a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts; "Ancient Troy was a great city"
town - an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city; "they drive through town on their way to work"
ward - a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections
populated area, urban area - a geographical area constituting a city or town
2.municipality - people living in a town or city having local self-government
assemblage, gathering - a group of persons together in one place
metropolis, city - people living in a large densely populated municipality; "the city voted for Republicans in 1994"
townsfolk, townspeople, town - the people living in a municipality smaller than a city; "the whole town cheered the team"

municipality

noun town, city, district, borough, township, burgh (Scot.), urban community, dorp (S. African) Traffic is the problem of the municipality.

municipality

noun
A large and important town:
Informal: burg, town.
Translations
obec
kunta
općina
sveitarfélag
自治体

municipality

[mjuːˌnɪsɪˈpælɪtɪ] N (= place) → municipio m

municipality

[mjuːˌnɪsɪˈpæləti] nmunicipalité f

municipality

n (= place)Ort m, → Gemeinde f; (= council)Stadt f, → Gemeinde f

municipality

[mjuːˌnɪsɪˈpælɪtɪ] n (place) → comune m, municipio
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A municipality was established and the following announcement issued:
A paternal administration, chosen from among yourselves, will form your municipality or city government.
Even did he do pick-and- shovel work, for the municipality, for three days, when he had to give way, according to the impartial procedure, to another needy one whom three days' work would keep afloat a little longer.
Such rejected or condemned animals shall at once be removed by the owners from the pens containing animals which have been inspected and found to be free from disease and fit for human food, and shall be disposed of in accordance with the laws, ordinances, and regulations of the state and municipality in which said rejected or condemned animals are located....
Then up and spoke the orator of the occasion, another pillar of the municipality, bidding the world welcome to Gloucester, and incidentally pointing out wherein Gloucester excelled the rest of the world.
In this way I lived on immured in a building or prison called by the Turks a bano in which they confine the Christian captives, as well those that are the king's as those belonging to private individuals, and also what they call those of the Almacen, which is as much as to say the slaves of the municipality, who serve the city in the public works and other employments; but captives of this kind recover their liberty with great difficulty, for, as they are public property and have no particular master, there is no one with whom to treat for their ransom, even though they may have the means.
At Roville there are several institutions provided by the municipality for the purpose of enabling visitors temporarily to kill thought.
Tribune News Network Doha AS the Eid Al-Adha celebrations are around the corner, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment has intensified its cleanliness campaign.
The Municipality of Al Dakhiliyah Governorate said in a statement: "The Municipality of Nizwa pulled up the accumulated water in the internal roads of Farq area, which was affected by rains." The Municipality of Al Buraimi Governorate praised the efforts made by the the Municipality of Wilayat Mahdah and the Municipality of Wilayat Al Buraimi.
The programme excludes the city counties of Nairobi and Mombasa from the financial support, which comes in the form of Urban Institutional Grant and Urban Development Grant grants.To get funding, a municipality must have a population greater than 70,000 residents.
The municipality of Sfax has already joined this energy efficiency process in partnership with the ANME.