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MUNICIPALITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does municipality mean? 

MUNICIPALITY (noun)
  The noun MUNICIPALITY has 2 senses:

1. an urban district having corporate status and powers of self-government
2. people living in a town or city having local self-government

  Familiarity information: MUNICIPALITY used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


MUNICIPALITY (noun)


Sense 1municipality [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An urban district having corporate status and powers of self-government

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("municipality" is a kind of...):

administrative district; administrative division; territorial division (a district defined for administrative purposes)

populated area; urban area (a geographical area constituting a city or town)

Meronyms (parts of "municipality"):

ward (a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "municipality"):

city; metropolis; urban center (a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts)

town (an urban area with a fixed boundary that is smaller than a city)


Sense 2municipality [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

People living in a town or city having local self-government

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Hypernyms ("municipality" is a kind of...):

assemblage; gathering (a group of persons together in one place)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "municipality"):

city; metropolis (people living in a large densely populated municipality)

town; townsfolk; townspeople (the people living in a municipality smaller than a city)


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