a right of choice exercised by a minor political division, as a county, especially as to allowing the sale of liquor.
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Origin of local option
First recorded in 1875–80
Words nearby local option
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Example sentences from the Web for local option
To learn how true a statement this is you must read, not the comic weeklies, but the official returns of local-option elections.Old Judge Priest|Irvin S. Cobb
British Dictionary definitions for local option
(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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