Crossword clues for municipal
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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.]
Of or pertaining to a city or a corporation having the right of administering local government; as, municipal rights; municipal officers.
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.
adj. relating or belonging to or characteristic of a municipality; "municipal government"; "municipal bonds"; "a municipal park"; "municipal transportation"
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 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.