American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or typical of a municipality.
- adj. Having local self-government.
- adj. Issued on the authority of a local or state government.
- adj. Of or relating to the internal affairs of a nation.
- n. A municipal bond: invested in tax-free municipals.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the local self-government or corporate government of a city or town.
- Self-governing, as a free city.
- Pertaining to the internal affairs of a state, kingdom, or nation, and its citizens: as, municipal law (which see, below).
- n. A municipal magistrate at Toulouse in the Middle Ages. See the extract.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a municipality (a city or a corporation having the right of administering local government).
- adj. Of or pertaining to the internal affairs of a nation.
- n. finance A financial instrument issued by a municipality.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to a city or a corporation having the right of administering local government
- adj. Of or pertaining to a state, kingdom, or nation.
- adj. of or relating to the government of a municipality
- adj. relating or belonging to or characteristic of a municipality
- From French municipal, from Latin municipalis ("of or belonging to a citizen or a free town"), from municeps ("a citizen, an inhabitant of a free town"), from munus ("duty") + capere ("to take"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin mūnicipālis, from mūnicipium, town, from mūniceps, citizen : mūnus, public office, duty; see mei-1 in Indo-European roots + capere, to take; see kap- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“You create a corporation which you call municipal, and then studiously shut it out from every municipal function; you will not let them light a lamp; you will not permit them to pave a street; you have provided us a separate police, one man of which they can not control.”
“Money funds now hold 65% of short-term municipal bonds and buy more than a third of the commercial paper issued by American businesses.”
“Those yields aren't enough for J.P. Morgan Private Bank, which has reduced its allocation of short-term municipal bonds in its portfolios, says Meg McClellan , the bank's head of fixed income.”
“Now if only those in municipal planning and transportation happen to be reading it - hmmmmmm”
“Russian bears have grown so desperate after a scorching summer they have started digging up and eating corpses in municipal cemeteries ....”
“What programs have "broad-based eligibility" isn't clear from a reading of the Section, but long-term municipal bonds are evidently excluded.”
“Nathan used his knowledge of drink machine buttonry to figure out that the machine does indeed offer up plain municipal water.”
“In her 28 years in municipal banking, she says she never had encountered a government client unable to pay its debt.”
“Mr. WESSEL: Well, for now, most of them - all of them have been paid back with a very few exceptions, and the experts in municipal finance, the rating agencies and the bankruptcy lawyers, say that it's unlikely that there'll be a wave of defaults - that cities and towns and states almost always find a way to pay off the debt holders.”
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