I.a town, particularly in Italy, which possessed the right of Roman citizenship (together with, in most cases, the right of voting), but was governed by its own laws; a free town (cf. municeps; “syn.: civitas, oppidum): Sex. Roscius, pecuniā sui municipii facile primus,” Cic. Rosc. Am. 6, 15: “nullum erat Italiae municipium,” id. Sest. 14, 32: “e municipio antiquissimo Tusculano,” id. Planc. 8, 19.—Sometimes for colonia: “L. Castronius longe princeps municipii Lucensis,” Cic. Fam. 13, 13 init.
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mūnĭcĭpĭum , ii, n. municeps,