local-government

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:
1835–45

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local government
 
n
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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