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local authority

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Brit and NZ the governing body of a county, district, etc. US equivalent: local government
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.local authority - an administrative unit of local governmentlocal authority - an administrative unit of local government
bureau, federal agency, government agency, agency, office, authority - an administrative unit of government; "the Central Intelligence Agency"; "the Census Bureau"; "Office of Management and Budget"; "Tennessee Valley Authority"
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
Translations

local authority

nautorità f inv locale
local education authority → provveditorato agli studi
local health authority → unità f inv sanitaria locale
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In the former case, all local authorities are subordinate to the supreme; and may be controlled, directed, or abolished by it at pleasure.
Pickwick, who would certainly lose no time in transmitting it to the local authorities, and thus prevent the killing or maiming of his follower.
He conjectured that these were remains of the victims of the catastrophe of 1820, and a minute inquest, immediately instituted by the local authorities, soon demonstrated the correctness of his supposition.
In a little while they were being constructed not only by governments and local authorities, but by robber bands, by insurgent committees, by every type of private person.
The local authorities were such as might be expected in the prevailing wretchedness of the population.
In the evening there is a dinner for the relations and the chief local authorities, with more health-drinking and speechifying, and the next morning, when I come downstairs thankful to have done with it, I am confronted by the altar still in its place, cake crumbs and candle-grease and all, because any hasty removal of it would imply a most lamentable want of sentiment, deplorable in anybody, but scandalous and disgusting in a tender female.
* Funding gap for local authorities widely calculated at [pounds sterling]5 billion and growing.
Minister of Urban and Rural Development, Peya Mushelenga has called on the local authorities in the country to refrain from selling land to prospective buyers before compensating the occupants.
Ng Sze Han (PH-Kinrara) told the state assembly during question time today that powers granted to local authorities and their enforcers to act against such foreigners were currently severely restricted.
Local authorities in England are responsible for 22% of total UK public sector expenditure so the way local authorities report their accounts must be of the highest level of transparency and quality.
The ministry of Local Government and Rural Development has no plans to relocate constituency funds from local authorities to constituency offices.
After nearly a decade of funding cuts, many local authorities regard the museums they are responsible for as a drain on their ever decreasing resources.

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