local option

noun
a right of choice exercised by a minor political division, as a county, especially as to allowing the sale of liquor.

Origin:
1875–80

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local option
 
n
(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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Example sentences
Local option exceptions to uniform entry qualification.
There is still no local option tax on a use tax transaction.
There could be local option tax on a retailer's use tax return if sales tax transactions are reported on that return.
State sales tax and local option taxes must be paid unless some other general sales tax exemption applies.
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