Definition of municipium in English:

municipium

noun

  • An Italian city or (later) one in the provinces whose citizens held the privileges of Roman citizens.

Origin

Early 18th century; earliest use found in Phillips's New World of Words. From classical Latin mūnicipium from mūnicip-, mūniceps + -ium.

Pronunciation

municipium

/mjuːnɪˈsɪpɪəm/