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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How to use local option in a sentence
The Cheese Shop was the first eatery in Williamsburg to offer upscale meats and cheeses at a time when local options were pretty much limited to ye olde tavern fare and endless pancake houses.A shortage of workers at Williamsburg’s iconic Cheese Shop has forced the unthinkable: No more sandwiches | Gregory S. Schneider | December 18, 2021 | Washington Post
My research with Matthew Hitt of Colorado State University and Johanna Dunaway of Texas A&M University shows that when local newspapers close, people don’t find another local option.Local News Coverage Is Declining — And That Could Be Bad For American Politics | Joshua Darr | June 2, 2021 | FiveThirtyEight
From there, you can choose to go with an online multiplayer, local co-op, or local options for folks in the same room.The best VR games: Enjoy a lifelike gaming experience at home | Carsen Joenk | January 19, 2021 | Popular-Science
The principle of local option, which is nothing but that of direct government by the people, is being everywhere accepted.
The abolition of drunkenness by local option is selfish, unpractical, and unscriptural.Questionable Amusements and Worthy Substitutes | J. M. Judy
It will not do to say that notwithstanding the local option law is in operation, liquor is still at the root of the evil.Kentucky's Famous Feuds and Tragedies | Chas. G Mutzenberg
He tells us that it was a kind of "local option" flood—a little wet for that part of the country.The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 5 (of 12) | Robert G. Ingersoll
local option has kept a great many towns and counties "dry" for years, and it is a step toward wide-spread prohibition.Society | Henry Kalloch Rowe
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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