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local government

noun
1.
the administration of the civic affairs of a city, town, or district by its inhabitants rather than by the state or country at large.
2.
the governing body of a town or district.
Origin of local government
1835-1845
First recorded in 1835-45
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Examples from the Web for local government
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  • We must have a local government Bill, and see how we get on.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • As they abstained from state government, so they did from local government.

    The Soul of a People H. Fielding
  • One was the incompetence of the Irish people for local government.

    Home Rule Harold Spender
  • But the power of local government has passed from their hands.

    Home Rule Harold Spender
  • It would have a most salutary effect on the local government.

    A Slave is a Slave Henry Beam Piper
British Dictionary definitions for local government

local government

noun
1.
government of the affairs of counties, towns, etc, by locally elected political bodies
2.
the US equivalent of local authority
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