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subsidiarity

noun [U]
 
 
/ˌsʌbsɪdiˈærɪti/ US   /-erəṱi/
the principle that decisions should always be taken at the lowest possible level, or closest to where they will have their effect, for example in a local area rather than nationally: We're starting to operate according to the principle of subsidiarity.
(Definition of subsidiarity from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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