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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The application of subsidiarity in intergovernmental relations in the Caribbean imposes certain tasks within the process of institutional redesign for capacity-building, one of which is an identification of the core competencies and capabilities of local authorities.
Lord Roper, chairman of the House of Lords European Union committee, said that the directive contradicted the principle of subsidiarity, which requires decisions to be made at a national level if possible.
Providing help for these children, known as the 'Community-based Intervention at Diversion', agrees with one great principle of the Catholic Church's social teaching, the subsidiarity. Subsidiarity recognizes the capabilities of families in society in giving attention to their needs without the intervention from higher authorities such as the national government.
A lance for a more active subsidiarity policy and a stronger involvement of regional parliaments in the European legislation breaks Federal President Ingo App.
'Subsidiarity is among the most constant and characteristic directives of the (Catholic) Church's social doctrine and has been present since the first great social encyclical.
When Ryan spoke at the Jesuit-run Georgetown University in 2012, a large group of faculty and staff wrote him an open letter charging that "your budget appears to reflect the values of your favorite philosopher, Ayn Rand, rather than the gospel of Jesus Christ." Ryan has often countered that his policies are rooted in the concept of subsidiarity, a key element of Catholic social teaching.
The Court of Justice of the European Union: Subsidiarity and Proportionality
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.
Only recently has the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) referred to the principle of subsidiarity, and the details of its application remain uncertain.
Subsidiarity serves as a long-term remedy for problems of evasion precisely by limiting the reach of government; that is to say, its overall unchecked extension and growth in the size of funded projects.
I would like to draw your attention to the principle of subsidiarity that deeply reflects the link between Law and civil society (2).