from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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. A financial instrument issued by a municipality.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 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.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to the government of a municipality
- adj. relating or belonging to or characteristic of a municipality
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)
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)