local government


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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
References in classic literature ?
He had served, at first, in one of the civil departments, had then attended to matters connected with the local government of provincial towns, and had of late been a corresponding member of several important scientific societies.
The local government partly supplies them with provisions, by giving them all the old worn-out horses, and they earn a little by making horse-rugs and other articles of riding-gear.
The Express Tribune spoke to some individuals who worked as part of the province's local government apparatus to review its overall efficacy now that it can be looked in entirety.
Under the KP Local Government Act, 2013, the outgoing councils can't perform their certain functions.
The governor decried the inability of nine out of the 13 local government councils in the state to pay workers' salaries in spite of the implementation of Local Governments autonomy in the state.
'The government needs to amend a few laws before it implements local government elections.
My review of Punjab's legal history suggests that this is the 10th time since 1972 that a new local government framework has been brought in and the old one scrapped.
In this context, no local government can function well unless it has the full backing of the provincial government.
A counsel for the Lahore mayor contended before the bench that the government introduced a new local bodies system, doing away with the existing local government institutions without allowing them to complete their term in power.
The petitioner had stated in his plea that mayor and chairmen were the in-charge of local government schemes under Local Government Act 2015.
This reform effort cannot be realised without increased funding for local government.

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