2. Of or pertaining to a state, kingdom, or nation.
Municipal law is properly defined to be a rule of civil conduct prescribed by the supreme power in a
(Mu*nic"i*pal*ism) n. Municipal condition.
(Mu*nic`i*pal"i*ty) n.; pl. Municipalities [Cf. F. municipalité.] A municipal district; a borough,
city, or incorporated town or village.
(Mu*nic"i*pal*ly) adv. In a municipal relation or condition.
(Mu*nif"ic) a. [See Munificent.] Munificent; liberal. [Obs. or R.]
(Mu*nif"i*cate) v. t. [L. munificatus, p. p. of munificare to present with a thing, fr. munificus.
See Munificent.] To enrich. [Obs.]
(Mu*nif"i*cence) n. [Cf. L. munire to fortify.] Means of defense; fortification. [Obs.] Spenser.
(Mu*nif"i*cence), n. [L. munificentia: cf. F. munificence.] The quality or state of being
munificent; a giving or bestowing with extraordinary liberality; generous bounty; lavish generosity.
The virtues of liberality and munificence.Addison.
Syn. Benevolence; beneficence; liberality; generosity; bounty; bounteousness. See Benevolence.
(Mu*nif"i*cent) a. [L. munificus; munus service, gift + -ficare (in comp.) to make. Cf. Immunity, -
fy.] Very liberal in giving or bestowing; lavish; as, a munificent benefactor. Mu*nif"i*cent*ly, adv.
Syn. Bounteous; bountiful; liberal; generous.
(Mu"ni*fy) v. t. & i. [See Munificate.] To prepare for defense; to fortify. [Obs.]
(Mu"ni*ment) n. [L. munimentum, fr. munire to fortify. See Munition.]
1. The act of supporting or defending. [Obs.]
2. That which supports or defends; stronghold; place or means of defense; munition; assistance. "Other
muniments and petty helps." Shak.
3. (Law) A record; the evidences or writings whereby a man is enabled to defend the title to his estate; title
deeds and papers. Blount.
Muniment house or room, that room in a cathedral, castle, or other public building, which is used for
keeping the records, charters, seals, deeds, and the like. Gwilt.
(Mu*nite") v. t. [L. munitus, p. p. of munire to wall, fortify.] To fortify; to strengthen. [Obs.]
(Mu*ni"tion) n. [F., munition of war, L. munitio a fortifying, fortification, fr. munire to fortify,
defend with a wall; cf. moenia walls, murus (for moirus) a wall, and Skr. mi to fix, make firm. Cf.
1. Fortification; stronghold. [Obs.]
His place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks.Is. xxxiii. 16.