Mu*nic"i*pal (?), a. [L.
municipalis, fr. municipium a town, particularly in
Italy, which possessed the right of Roman citizenship, but was
governed by its own laws, a free town, fr. municeps an
inhabitant of a free town, a free citizen; munia official
duties, functions + capere to take: cf. F. municipal.
Cf. Immunity, and Capacoius.] 1.
Of or pertaining to a city or a corporation having the right of
administering local government; as, municipal rights;
2. Of or pertaining to a state, kingdom, or
Municipal law is properly defined to be a rule
of civil conduct prescribed by the supreme power in a