local-option

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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