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Relating to a town or district or its governing body:‘national and municipal elections’‘municipal offices’
civic, civil, metropolitan, urban, city, town, borough, community, district, local, council, publicoppidanView synonyms
- ‘Lack of transport and funds for the city and municipal councils lead to huge piles of garbage.’
- ‘The refurbished house was among municipal properties the council had wanted to be sold.’
- ‘Curbs on municipal power resulted in part from concerns about public subsidies to railways.’
- ‘At that time, they thought of it as a symbol of care from the municipal government.’
- ‘Schools and municipal offices were closed to enable pupils and employees to attend.’
- ‘I think everyone who was working on the higher floors at the municipal offices felt it.’
- ‘Presently there is a prior city bylaw banning smoking in all municipal buildings.’
- ‘They work mainly in the municipal administration and are in a position of authority.’
- ‘The municipal government has been taking steps to solve the city's housing problems.’
- ‘The normal procedure is that the complaint can be lodged at any municipal office.’
- ‘You can see the social and psychological reasons underlying municipal policies.’
- ‘The council confirmed that the land in question is held as an endowment for municipal purposes.’
- ‘The powers given to a municipal government must be exercised for the purpose for which they are given.’
- ‘To top it off, the last two municipal elections have barely produced an effective council.’
- ‘If your focus is a local issue, your municipal planning department may be able to help.’
- ‘The electricity industry is currently largely under state and municipal control.’
- ‘The mayor is obliged to follow decisions made by the municipal council and to report to it.’
- ‘The savage reduction in town hall powers has increased the inclination to use the municipal vote as a protest.’
- ‘The turnout, in fact, was nearly double that in the municipal elections a year ago.’
- ‘On the same day, the municipal council broke down in half an hour in similar circumstances.’
Mid 16th century (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.
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