subsidiarity


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subsidiarity

(səbˌsɪdɪˈærɪtɪ)
n
1. (Roman Catholic Church) (in the Roman Catholic Church) a principle of social doctrine that all social bodies exist for the sake of the individual so that what individuals are able to do, society should not take over, and what small societies can do, larger societies should not take over
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in political systems) the principle of devolving decisions to the lowest practical level
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subsidiarity - secondary importance
inferiority, lower rank, lower status - the state of being inferior
handmaid, handmaiden, servant - in a subordinate position; "theology should be the handmaiden of ethics"; "the state cannot be a servant of the church"
junior status - in a junior position
subservientness, subservience - in a subservient state
Translations
szubszidiaritás

subsidiarity

[sʌbsɪdɪˈærɪtɪ] N (Pol) → subsidiariedad f

subsidiarity

[səbˌsɪdiˈærəti] n (POLITICS)subsidiarité f

subsidiarity

n (Pol) → Subsidiarität f; (principle) → Subsidiaritätsprinzip nt
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Third, to answer complaints about diminished sovereignty, he wants to give national parliaments more say and revive the principle of subsidiarity (more Europe where necessary, less where possible).
The UK also highlighted the importance of respecting the principle of subsidiarity and the fact that cycling is a devolved matter and so is best managed on a national and regional level.
Subsidiarity, on the other hand, is popularly understood as inclining toward the individualist, let-the-locals-take-care-of-things end of the scale.
It is important to let the member states take a decision in full subsidiarity, and to listen to our citizens, who, in certain member states, refuse to have GMOs forced upon them", said Environment Committee Chair Giovanni La Via.
Aristotelian Groundings of the Social Principle of Subsidiarity, JUSTIN M.
WITH the latest announcement about the devolution of powers to Scotland and the increasing subsidiarity to EU laws, can the numbers of Scottish MPs, MSPs and MEPs - along with councillors - be remotely justified?
Some advocates of subsidiarity may think the concept is identical to Schumacher's "Small Is Beautiful.
That, then, is the reason why we will hear more about the principle of subsidiarity.
Mr Cameron''s position is seemingly more difficult to understand when you study the position taken by Mr Juncker on such issues as subsidiarity and the whole question of the rights of constituent governments where he has been a doughty defender of the interests of smaller constituent states.
The principle of subsidiarity needs to be respected more in Europe," she said, warning against the recurrence of the crisis of 2008.
In order to fill this gap, the author suggests guiding the future of European social citizenship through a principle of subsidiarity, considered equally as a positive element that promises the possibility of intervention of a higher entity against a lower entity and a negative element that places limits on such intervention.
Subsidiarity allows parish communities to enjoy a level of site-based management that empowers local communities to respond to specific needs.