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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
1835-1845
1835-45
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  • Every local government can do more than any other group to decrease oil dependancy.
  • The local government is now evacuating the nearby villages.
  • That's how the local government monitors traffic, chases down leaky water mains, and keeps tourists on the straight and narrow.
  • He thinks discussion of city plans on a broadband network could make life easier for local government.
  • Nor are state and local government pension funds broke.
  • Almost one-third of the jobs worked in federal, state and local government agencies.
  • The local government organization works to monitor and improve regional air quality.
  • Also, the local government recently began pushing tourism as an alternative to logging.
  • As ecotourism in an area grows, the local government often recognizes the economic boom and seeks to maintain it.
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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