from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To bring under municipal oversight or control.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To convert into a municipality


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