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|Noun||1.||local department - a permanent department created to perform the work of a local government|
government department - a department of government
corrections, department of corrections - the department of local government that is responsible for managing the treatment of convicted offenders; "for a career in corrections turn to the web site of the New Jersey Department of Corrections"
fire department - the department of local government responsible for preventing and extinguishing fires
police department - the department of local government concerned with enforcing the law and preventing crime
sanitation department - the department of local government responsible for collecting and disposing of garbage