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local government

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government of the affairs of counties, towns, etc, by locally elected political bodies
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the US equivalent of local authority

lo′cal gov′ernment


n.
1. the administration of the local affairs of a city, town, or other district by its inhabitants.
2. the governing body of such a district.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.local government - the government of a local arealocal government - the government of a local area  
authorities, government, regime - the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
municipal government - the government of a municipality
town meeting - government of a town by an assembly of the qualified voters
Translations

local government

nKommunal- or Gemeindeverwaltung f; local government expenditure˜ der kommunale Haushalt; local government electionsKommunalwahlen pl; he is in local governmenter ist im Gemeinderat or (in town) → Stadtrat; reform of local governmentGemeindereform f

local government

namministrazione f locale
local government officer or official → funzionario dell'amministrazione locale
local government elections → elezioni fpl amministrative
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In the latter, the local or municipal authorities form distinct and independent portions of the supremacy, no more subject, within their respective spheres, to the general authority, than the general authority is subject to them, within its own sphere.
The other half was to be employed by the municipal authorities of Zurich in the maintenance and education of a certain number of orphan girls, natives of the city, who were to be trained for domestic service in later life.
Captain Newenden had thereupon, in default of knowing what other course to pursue, appealed publicly to the city magistrates, and a reward had been offered, under the sanction of the municipal authorities, for the discovery of the man.
Thompson also treats market women in Paris and the efforts of the police and of municipal authorities to regulate the sale of commodities in streets, squares, and open air markets.
Municipal authorities estimate that tourism, now 5% of the local economy, will swell to 30% in the next decade.
Local councillors across the country will vote on the matter at the Municipal Authorities of Ireland AGM later this year.
The combined efforts of the police and municipal authorities led to noticeably cleaner properties, more legitimate use of the street, less illicit and uncivil behavior, and fewer drug-related calls for service, especially in residential sites.
OAK PARK - Elections of Oak Park school and municipal authorities will be included in general county ballots in a shift county officials hope boosts voter turnout and saves taxpayers money.
municipal authorities do not play a positive and effective role vis-.
In addition, BTT maintains relationships with many of India's top municipal authorities including the Department of Telecommunications, Electricity Board, and Water Supply Board.
Contract notice: Electricity supply jurmala municipal authorities.
The state and the municipal authorities will provide lots for free, while the business awill build, manage and maintain the social housing in exchange of certain rights.

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