- The definition of a municipality is a local area with its own government, or the government of such an area.
An example of a municipality is the government of an incorporated village.
- a city, town, etc. having its own incorporated government for local affairs
- its governing officials
Origin of municipalityFrench municipalité ; from municipal ; from Classical Latin municipalis, municipal
- A political unit, such as a city, town, or village, incorporated for local self-government.
- A body of officials appointed to manage the affairs of a local political unit.
From French municipalité (Edmund Burke).