- 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.
municipality definition by Webster's New World
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noun pl. municipalities
- a city, town, etc. having its own incorporated government for local affairs
- its governing officials
Origin: French municipalité ; from municipal ; from Classical Latin municipalis, municipal
municipality definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. mu·nic·i·pal·i·ties
- 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.