municipality

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
mu•nic•i•pal•i•ty /myuˌnɪsəˈpælɪti/USA pronunciation   n.[countable]pl.  -ties. 
  1. Governmenta city, town, or borough having its own government:Small municipalities are looking for financial help from the state.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
mu•nic•i•pal•i•ty  (myo̅o̅ nis′ə pali tē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ties. 
  1. Governmenta city, town, or other district possessing corporate existence and usually its own local government.
  2. Governmenta community under municipal jurisdiction.
  3. Governmentthe governing body of such a district or community.
  • French municipalité. See municipal, -ity
  • 1780–90


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

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



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