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local government

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Government
local governmentˌlocal ˈgovernment noun [countable, uncountable] 🔊 🔊 PGthe government of cities, towns etc rather than of a whole country 🔊 They want to give more power to local government. 🔊 Many local governments are against the idea.state, national, federal
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local governmentThe service monitored news reports and local government requests for assistance and exercised a federal role restricted to suppressing community outrage.Others look at local government and central-local relations in practice.This comes on top of a record 21 trillion yen in local government bonds expected for the year to April.Indeed, local government lost some of its recently gained Powers to central agencies soon after the transfer.The 1980s saw another twist in the controversy surrounding the structure of local government.His attitude to local government is set, narrow and shallow.
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