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local authority

noun [C]
 
 
UK GOVERNMENT
an official organization that is responsible for governing an area of the country: Kathryn works as a population researcher for a local authority.local authority funding/housing/services A recent survey found that almost a third of the population is unhappy with local authority services.
Translations of “local authority”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指管理城市的)地方當局…
in Russian местные власти…
in Turkish mahallî idare, yerel yönetim…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指管理城市的)地方当局…
in Polish władze lokalne…
(Definition of local authority from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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