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local government

noun [C or U]
 
 
GOVERNMENT
the control and organization of towns and small areas by an elected organization, or the organization itself: She is now running her own consultancy business after a career in local government. State law bans local governments from charging development fees for schools.
Translations of “local government”
in Chinese (Traditional) 當地政府…
in Chinese (Simplified) 当地政府…
(Definition of local government from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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