cap-, cip-, capt-, cept-, ceive, -ceipt, -ceit, -cipient
(Latin: catch, seize, take, take hold of, receive, contain, hold; caught, taken prisoner)
Don't confuse the words in this cap-, cip- unit with those in the capit-, capt-, "head; leader, chief", or "first" unit of words.
2. An older meaning: pertaining to the internal affairs of a state or nation rather than to international affairs.
3. Etymology: from Middle French (c.1400-c.1600) municipal, from Latin municipalis, "of a citizen of a free town, of a free town"; from municipium, municeps, municipis, "citizen, inhabitant of a free town".
The first element is from munus, munia, "service performed for the community, duty, work"; also "public spectacle paid for by the magistrate, (gladiatorial) entertainment, gift"; from Old Latin moenus, "service, duty, burden".
The second element is a root of Latin capere, "to assume, to take".
2. An urban district having corporate status and powers of self-government.
3. The appointed or elected members of a local government of a city or town.
2. To engage or employ the mind, energy, or attention of: "He will occupy the children with a game while I prepare dinner."
3. To be a resident or tenant of; to dwell in: "We occupied the same house for 20 years."
4. To take possession and control of (a place), as by a military invasion.
5. To hold (a position, office, etc.).
6. Etymology: "to take possession of"; also, "to take up space or time, to employ (someone)"; from Old French occuper; from Latin occupare, "to take over, to seize, to possess"; which came from Latin, ob, "over" + a form of capere, "to grasp, to seize".
2. Anyone who is sharing in or taking part in an activity, organization, group, etc.
2. To share in something: "Every pupil in the class participated in the musical performance."