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The power granted to a local political subdivision to decide whether to apply a law, such as a ban on liquor sales, within its jurisdiction.
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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (esp in Scotland, New Zealand, and the US) the privilege of a municipality, county, etc, to determine by referendum whether a particular activity, esp the sale of liquor, shall be permitted there
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a right of choice exercised by a minor political division, as a county, esp. as to allowing the sale of liquor.
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|Noun||1.||local option - freedom of a local government to determine by popular vote the applicability of a controversial law in their jurisdiction|
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