subsidiarity


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subsidiarity

(səbˌsɪdɪˈærɪtɪ)
n
1. (Roman Catholic Church) (in the Roman Catholic Church) a principle of social doctrine that all social bodies exist for the sake of the individual so that what individuals are able to do, society should not take over, and what small societies can do, larger societies should not take over
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in political systems) the principle of devolving decisions to the lowest practical level
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subsidiarity - secondary importance
inferiority, lower rank, lower status - the state of being inferior
handmaid, handmaiden, servant - in a subordinate position; "theology should be the handmaiden of ethics"; "the state cannot be a servant of the church"
junior status - in a junior position
subservientness, subservience - in a subservient state
Translations
szubszidiaritás

subsidiarity

[sʌbsɪdɪˈærɪtɪ] N (Pol) → subsidiariedad f

subsidiarity

[səbˌsɪdiˈærəti] n (POLITICS)subsidiarité f

subsidiarity

n (Pol) → Subsidiarität f; (principle) → Subsidiaritätsprinzip nt
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Council of 2003 established the procedures of the principle of subsidiarity appliance imposing the obligation to any decision founded on this principle.
Manuelino Faelnar from our Internet group Defenders of Indigenous Languages throughout the Archipelago (DILA), texted me his comment on my article on the CBCP, saying "The CBCP forgot about Subsidiarity when they opposed federalism.
The President of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), Karl-Heinz Lambertz, has welcomed the launch of a Task Force on Subsidiarity and Proportionality by President Juncker which will include three CoR members, together with three members from national Parliaments and three from the European Parliament.
1) Subsidiarity is typically understood as a presumption for local-level decisionmaking, which allows for the centralization of powers only for particular, good reasons.
Respect in Action: Applying Subsidiarity in Business Michael J.
Subsidiarity, on the other hand, is popularly understood as inclining toward the individualist, let-the-locals-take-care-of-things end of the scale.
He discusses the ways in which the EU has not yet developed its own full parliamentary system of governance with constitutional guarantees of accountability, the marginalization of national parliaments within the EU system, whether post-Lisbon Treaty arrangements indicate movement towards greater parliamentarization within the EU, and whether the recently articulated principles of subsidiarity and subsidiarity monitoring allows for adequate national parliamentary scrutiny of the EU legislative process.
SUBSIDIARITY GOVERNANCE: THEORETICAL AND EMPIRICAL MODELS.
The Commission had barely mentioned them in its proposal so as not to clash with the Council, which might see them as undermining subsidiarity.
Paul Ryan, somewhat arcane Catholic concepts like subsidiarity and solidarity are enjoying rare media celebrity as TV news anchors and Catholic-challenged journalists try to make sense out of all this Catholic social teaching stuff.
The core values which underline Catholic social teaching are solidarity and subsidiarity.