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  • n. A corporation or body of magistrates in cities and towns in Spain, corresponding to mayor and aldermen.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. In Spain and Spanish America, a corporation or body of magistrates in cities and towns, corresponding to mayor and aldermen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Spain and Spanish America, a corporation or body of magistrates in a city or town; a town council, usually composed of alcaldes, regidors, and other municipal officers.

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Spanish (Wiktionary)

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  • Ayuntar is related to Italian aggiungere and English adjoin.

    August 6, 2011

  • Of course!

    August 5, 2011

  • And, of course, ayuntamiento is panvocalic.

    August 5, 2011

  • That explains a lot.

    August 5, 2011

  • Sort of like congress can be used in English.

    May 6, 2009

  • From a comment by frangarnes on murcielago:

    Spanish definition of ayuntamiento:
    1. Acción y efecto de ayuntar o ayuntarse.
    2. Corporación compuesta de un alcalde y varios concejales para la administración de los intereses de un municipio.
    3. Casa consistorial.
    4. Junta (reunión de personas para tratar algún asunto).
    5. Coito.

    (My 'macaronic') English translation of that:
    1. Action or effect of 'ayuntar' or 'ayuntarse'.
    2. Corporation composed of a mayor and several town councillors for the government of a town.
    3. Town hall (or city hall).
    4. Meeting, assembly.
    5. Coitus.

    May 5, 2009