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local option

n.
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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local option

n
(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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lo′cal op′tion


n.
a right of choice exercised by a minor political division, as a county, esp. as to allowing the sale of liquor.
[1875–80]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.local option - freedom of a local government to determine by popular vote the applicability of a controversial law in their jurisdiction
self-determination, self-government, self-rule - government of a political unit by its own people
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Securities and Exchange Commission, assigned a 'AA+' rating to Tippecanoe County, Indiana's $18.9 million series 2018 local option income tax (LOIT) bonds and has affirmed the following ratings of the county at 'AA+'.
Idaho is one of the few states that doesn't provide for local option taxing authority, which allows citizens of a region to vote to tax themselves to raise money for funds for items such as transit.
FLORENCE - The Siuslaw School District in Florence wants to renew its five-year local option levy, which voters most recently approved in May 2014; it is set to expire in June 2019.
"It is a clear slight-of-hand reduction in the local option homestead exemption by a handful of school districts," Paxton, a former Republican state lawmaker, said in a statement.
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"I think that local option is like no option," said David Couch, the group's chairman, referring to local elections to allow alcohol sales.
Willis argues that after the Civil War, local conditions remained central to the success of the prohibitionists, who lost several attempts at statewide prohibition but won local option elections.
The local option taxes were enacted by the Legislature in fiscal 2010 to help provide some relief to municipalities during the economic downturn.
21 (SUNA)- The Minister of Education in Nahral-Neil State and head of the committee for negotiation with the citizens affected by establishment of Merowe Dam, Kamal-Eddin Abu-Jiba, said that the President of the Republic has directed the state's committee to settle the file of the local option for the citizens affected by the dam's establishment and declared the presidency commitment help surpassing any impediment facing the state in solving this issue.
General Synod 2010 did not approve the so-called local option that would allow dioceses to grant same-sex blessings.
The 11th biennial convention of the Eastern Synod, which met at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ont., voted 197-75 to allow the so-called "local option" on samesex blessings after about an hour of intense debate.

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