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local option

noun
1.
a right of choice exercised by a minor political division, as a county, especially as to allowing the sale of liquor.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80
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British Dictionary definitions for local-option

local option

noun
1.
(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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