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1 : of or relating to the internal affairs of a major political unit (as a nation) [was sentenced by a court of , not international, jurisdiction] compare domestic
2 a : of, relating to, or characteristic of a municipality [the counsel]
b : having local self-government [a district]
3 : restricted to one locality
n : a security issued by a state or local government or by an authority set up by such a government usually used in pl. see also municipal bond at bond
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.