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[myoo-nis-uh-puh-liz-uh m] /myuˈnɪs ə pəˌlɪz əm/

the principle or system of home rule by a municipality.
advocacy of such a principle or system.


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  • Municipalize

    [myoo-nis-uh-puh-lahyz] /myuˈnɪs ə pəˌlaɪz/ verb (used with object), municipalized, municipalizing. 1. to make a of. 2. to bring under ownership or control. /mjuːˈnɪsɪpəˌlaɪz/ verb (transitive) 1. to bring under municipal ownership or control 2. to make a municipality of

  • Municipally

    [myoo-nis-uh-puh l] /myuˈnɪs ə pəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to a town or city or its local government: municipal elections. 2. Archaic. pertaining to the internal affairs of a state or nation rather than to international affairs. noun 3. a . /mjuːˈnɪsɪpəl/ adjective 1. of or relating to a town, city, or borough or […]

  • Munificence

    [myoo-nif-uh-suh ns] /myuˈnɪf ə səns/ noun 1. the quality of being , or showing unusual generosity: The museum’s collection was greatly increased by the munificence of the family’s gift. n. early 15c., from Middle French munificence, from Latin munificentia “bountifulness, liberality, generosity,” from stem of munificus “generous, bountiful, liberal,” literally “present-making,” from munus “gift or […]

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