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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Portsmouth is yet another defunct municipal airport.
▪ In many towns - including, supremely, Rome itself - municipal authority drained towards the bishop.
▪ But opponents claim the law interferes with state and municipal authority and forces governments to be unnecessarily tolerant.
▪ In 1991, the city was divided into 16 administrative areas or regions through negotiations between urban residents and the municipal authorities.
▪ They petitioned the municipal authorities several times to discontinue the arrangement.
▪ One involved a $ 396 million municipal bond deal for Pennsylvania.
▪ Stay away from long-term municipal bonds.
▪ What they have done, however, is turn the sleepy municipal bond industry into a caldron of backbiting and finger-pointing.
▪ Maryland municipal bonds offer excellent after-tax returns.
▪ But municipal bonds issued by towns where incinerators are under development are likely to be threatened by the elimination of the subsidies.
▪ Selling municipal bonds in Atlanta was unthinkably wretched.
▪ But in parts of the Southeast, one commodity should become less scarce this year: municipal bonds.
▪ The brokerage arm of Chemical Banking Corp. will cease to underwrite and trade municipal bonds by the end of January.
▪ By contrast a municipal corporation was a public governmental authority with administrative duties owed to all the inhabitants of its area.
▪ The result is a rise, to 47.5 %, in the proportion of women on municipal councils.
▪ They have developed a reasonably efficient administration, with an elected parliament and municipal councils.
▪ The elections were for 30 municipal councils.
▪ The new municipal councils worked only where troops were stationed and with military defeat the system collapsed.
▪ Separately, a Socialist appeal to a municipal court in Nis was rejected last week, upholding the opposition victory there.
▪ Police said the charges have been filed in municipal court because the injuries were minor.
▪ Six months later in the municipal elections it fought eight seats in five London boroughs.
▪ As the country braces for congressional and municipal elections in March, reconciliation takes on particular importance.
▪ The significance of their municipal election on June 30 stretches far beyond this unfortunate town.
▪ However, their big hope is municipal elections, and these have been postponed regularly, indefinitely and mysteriously.
▪ At the municipal elections, twenty communities voted for the proposition.
▪ Hamas, which also opposed participation, also supported the holding of municipal elections.
▪ During municipal elections last December he pushed for direct elections, in place of the old system of lists controlled by party bosses.
▪ These demands were simply ignored by the municipal government.
▪ The municipal government structure described earlier continues to undergo formal and informal change.
▪ However, the market women received enormous popular support and the municipal government was eventually forced to capitulate.
▪ Now, Hardin, the Board of Trustees has not barred the establishment of a municipal government on Terminus.
▪ This would have been unthinkable under previous authoritarian municipal governments.
▪ Clearly the proliferation of little municipal governments runs counter to this philosophical wisdom and practical reality.
▪ When the demonstrators reached the municipal government offices, there were some scuffles with a public security unit waiting for the students.
▪ Treaties are called upon to perform a wide variety of functions corresponding to distinct transactions in municipal law.
▪ That would be to establish a code of municipal law regulative of all private rights between man and man in society.
▪ The scope of that Article was to bind member States to treaties concluded by the organisation, not contracts under municipal law.
▪ This aspect distinguishes the arrangement from the typical commercial agency of municipal law.
▪ Most commonly the relationship between individuals and territorial legal persons is governed by municipal law and procedure.
▪ The legitimate waging of armed conflict is now confined to self-defence - an exception which is generally permitted in municipal law.
▪ Differences in municipal law prevent any overall conclusions.
▪ Their deaths brought to 10 the number of municipal police officers killed in Tijuana since August 1996, all of them shot.
Police told to stay away For many, the killing of municipal police chief Benitez deepens the mystery.
▪ It was a municipal police officer who sighted Sanchez Ortega running, with the blood on his sleeve.
▪ Besne Irigollen was second in command of the municipal police at the time.
▪ Their support is based on a belief that the left governments have clean hands and have improved municipal services.
▪ But now with several hundred thousand more people, municipal services are stretched beyond belief.
▪ That left municipal water supply as the sole conceivable justification.
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Municipal elections will be held on April 12th.
▪ Not far from the town centre is the municipal park.
▪ the municipal bus and rail systems
▪ The museum and other municipal buildings are threatened.
▪ Although municipal waste seems to grow more slowly than income in rich countries, it does still grow.
▪ Instead, companies are looking to develop partnerships that marry the traditions of municipal and private project finance.
▪ It will be the first such municipal facility in the county.
▪ Now, Hardin, the Board of Trustees has not barred the establishment of a municipal government on Terminus.
▪ One involved a $ 396 million municipal bond deal for Pennsylvania.
▪ One memorable day I wandered along to a municipal course and sat waiting while they fixed me up with a fourball.
▪ Over 50 percent worked for local governments, primarily municipal or county building departments.
▪ You're a semi-skilled mechanic, just like the municipal rat-catcher, on piecework.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Municipal \Mu*nic"i*pal\, a. [L. municipalis, fr. municipium a town, particularly in Italy, which possessed the right of Roman citizenship, but was governed by its own laws, a free town, fr. municeps an inhabitant of a free town, a free citizen; munia official duties, functions + capere to take: cf. F. municipal. Cf. Immunity, and Capacoius.]

  1. Of or pertaining to a city or a corporation having the right of administering local government; as, municipal rights; municipal officers.

  2. Of or pertaining to a state, kingdom, or nation.

    Municipal law is properly defined to be a rule of civil conduct prescribed by the supreme power in a state.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1540s, from Middle French municipal, from Latin municipalis "of a citizen of a free town, of a free town," also "of a petty town, provincial," from municipium "free town, city whose citizens have the privileges of Roman citizens but are governed by their own laws," from municeps "citizen, inhabitant of a free town." Second element is root of capere "assume, take" (see capable). First element is from munus (plural munia) "service performed for the community, duty, work," also "public spectacle paid for by the magistrate, (gladiatorial) entertainment, gift," from Old Latin moenus "service, duty, burden," from PIE *moi-n-es-, generally taken as a suffixed form of root *mei- (1) "to change, go, move" (Watkins; see mutable); but Tucker says "more probably" from the other PIE root \n*mei- meaning "bind," so that munia = "obligations" and communis = "bound together."


a. 1 Of or pertaining to a municipality (a city or a corporation having the right of administering local government). 2 Of or pertaining to the internal affairs of a nation. n. (context finance English) A financial instrument issued by a municipality.

  1. adj. relating or belonging to or characteristic of a municipality; "municipal government"; "municipal bonds"; "a municipal park"; "municipal transportation"

  2. of or relating to the government of a municipality; "international law...only authorizes a belligerant to punish a spy under its municipal law"- J.L.kuntz

Municipal (disambiguation)

Municipal is a term usually relative to municipality.

Municipal may also refer to:

  • Municipal bond, or "muni", a financial bond issued in the United States and in other countries
  • Municipalization, the transfer of non-municipal assets to municipal ownership
  • Municipal law, the law governing the internal affairs of a country, as opposed to international law
  • C.S.D. Municipal, a football club from Guatemala City
  • Deportivo Municipal, a football club from Lima, Peru
  • Once Municipal, a football club from Ahuachapán, El Salvador
  • Club Social y Deportivo Municipal, a sports club from Corrientes, Argentina

Usage examples of "municipal".

It has been subsequently held many times that municipal corporations are mere instrumentalities of the State for the more convenient administration of local governments, whose powers may be enlarged, abridged, or entirely withdrawn at the pleasure of the legislature.

Thus, during the Civil War, the Court found that the Confiscation Act of 1861, and the Supplementary Act of 1863, which, in authorizing the condemnation of vessels, made provision for the protection of interests of loyal citizens, merely created a municipal forfeiture and did not override or displace the law of prize.

Nor was the contracts clause violated by State legislation authorizing State control over insolvent communities through a Municipal Finance Commission.

CEO, had stated repeatedly that the mortality rate at Municipal was within range for similar hospitals, and that the caduceus buttons were a joke.

The weapon missed the Chevalier, but laid low a centenier, who, though a municipal officer, had in the excitement lost his head like his neighbours.

Before he had attained his majority he was chosen to an important municipal office, and at twenty-two he was elected mayor of his town.

That all members of said boards of registration, and all persons hereafter elected or appointed to office in said military districts, under any so-called State or municipal authority, or by detail or appointment of the district commanders, shall be required to take and to subscribe the oath of office prescribed by law for officers of the United States.

But it has not assigned to them any particular degree of authority in our municipal law, nor declared whether laws so enacted shall or shall not be paramount to laws otherwise enacted.

For the enlightenment of those who are not so intimately acquainted with the minutiae of the municipal abattoir as this morbidminded esthete and embryo philosopher who for all his overweening bumptiousness in things scientific can scarcely distinguish an acid from an alkali prides himself on being, it should perhaps be stated that staggering bob in the vile parlance of our lowerclass licensed victuallers signifies the cookable and eatable flesh of a calf newly dropped from its mother.

The municipal charter of Jaca dates from the Moorish expulsion, and is reckoned among the earliest in Spain.

That the municipal authorities of Washington and Georgetown, within their respective jurisdictional limits, are hereby empowered and required to provide active and efficient means to arrest and deliver up to their owners all fugitive slaves escaping into said District.

Once the Guild had given steady birth to a marmoreal populace which took up residence in the gardens and grottos of the rich, the lamaseries and monkeries of the hills, the municipal prayer booths and public parks.

Stay outside and observe the street scene long enough, and one was sure to see a municipal plad catch up to and destroy one or more of the illegal aerial advertisements.

Honor, Mayor Leland Ricketts, fluttered down the high steps that led into the Municipal Office Building.

If we kept following the Ringway, we would see the headquarters of the Municipal Police, the State Police, and the Fire Brigade, three sizable six-story cubes.