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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To place under municipal ownership.
  • transitive v. To make into a municipality.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To convert into a municipality

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To bring under municipal oversight or control.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To make a municipality of; render municipal in character.
  • To transfer from private to municipal ownership and management: applied especially to such transfer of water, gas, and electric-lighting works, street-railways, docks, and ferries, and less frequently to such transfer of bakeries, abattoirs, and markets.

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