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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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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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