Definition of municipal in English:



  • Relating to a city or town or its governing body.

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