municipal corporation.A city, town, or other local political entity formed by charter from the state and having the autonomous authority to administer the state’s local affairs. — Also termed municipality. Cf. quasi-corporation under CORPORATION. [Cases: Municipal Corporations 1.1.
C.J.S. Municipal Corporations §§ 2–7.]
municipal corporation de facto.A corporation recognized to exist, although it has not fully complied with statutory requirements, when there is (1) a valid law authorizing its incorporation, (2) a colorable and bona fide attempt to organize under that law, and (3) an assumption of powers conferred under that law. [Cases: Municipal Corporations 17. C.J.S. Municipal Corporations § 29.]
[Blacks Law 8th]