administrative division

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Noun1.administrative division - a district defined for administrative purposesadministrative division - a district defined for administrative purposes
borough - one of the administrative divisions of a large city
canton - a small administrative division of a country
city - an incorporated administrative district established by state charter; "the city raised the tax rate"
commune - the smallest administrative district of several European countries
country, land, state - the territory occupied by a nation; "he returned to the land of his birth"; "he visited several European countries"
county - (United States) the largest administrative district within a state; "the county plans to build a new road"
county palatine - the territory of a count palatine
department - the territorial and administrative division of some countries (such as France)
district, territorial dominion, territory, dominion - a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
federal district - a district set apart as the seat of government of a federation
reservation, reserve - a district that is reserved for particular purpose
school district - a district whose public schools are administered together
shire - a former administrative district of England; equivalent to a county
municipality - an urban district having corporate status and powers of self-government
prefecture - the district administered by a prefect (as in France or Japan or the Roman Empire)
province, state - the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation; "his state is in the deep south"
township, town - an administrative division of a county; "the town is responsible for snow removal"
ward - a district into which a city or town is divided for the purpose of administration and elections
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According to Fitch, considering the features of the Brazilian institutional framework, no subnational entity can be rated higher than the sovereign, as the federal government exerts a high degree of control and potential intervention over states and cities.
According to Fitch, no subnational entity should be rated higher than the sovereign bonds.
(72) This illustrates an interesting dynamic whereby an SNHRI has purposefully initiated engagement with the UN in order to increase pressure on the national government to respect rights in the subnational entity, a dynamic similar to that anticipated by Murray with respect to NHRIs holding their governments accountable.