the administration of the civic affairs of a city, town, or district by its inhabitants rather than by the state or country at large.
the governing body of a town or district.
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Origin of local government
First recorded in 1835–45
Words nearby local government
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British Dictionary definitions for local government
government of the affairs of counties, towns, etc, by locally elected political bodies
the US equivalent of local authority
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