MUNICIPALITY , a
See also:term (derived from
See also:Lat. municipium; see below), now used both for a city or
See also:town which is organized for self-
See also:government under a municipal corporation, and also for the governing
See also:body itself . Such a corporation in
See also:Great Britain consists of a
See also:head as a mayor or
See also:provost, and of
See also:superior members, as aldermen and councillors, together with the
See also:simple corporators, who are represented by the governing body; it acts as a
See also:person by its
See also:common seal, and has a perpetual succession, with power to hold lands subject to the restrictions of the Mortmain
See also:laws; and it can sue or be sued . Where necessary for its
See also:objects, every corporation has power to make by-laws and to enforce them by penalties, provided they are not unjust or unreasonable or otherwise inconsistent with the objects of the
See also:charter or other instrument of foundation . See
See also:BOROUGH, COMMUNE, CORPORATION,
See also:LOCAL GOVERNMENT,
See also:FINANCE, &c., and for details of the functions of the municipal government see the sections under the general headings of the different countries and the sections on the
See also:history of these countries .
MUNICH (Ger. Munchen)
MUNICIPIUM (Lat. munus, a duty or privilege, capere...
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