Meaning of “local authority” in the English Dictionary

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"local authority" in British English

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local authoritynoun [ C, + sing/pl verb ]

uk /ˌləʊ.kəl ɔːˈθɒr.ɪ.ti/ us /ˌloʊ.kəl əˈθɔːr.ə.t̬i/ UK

the group of people who govern an area, especially a city

(Definition of “local authority” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"local authority" in Business English

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local authoritynoun [ C ]

uk us UK GOVERNMENT

an official organization that is responsible for governing an area of the country:

local authority funding/housing/services A recent survey found that almost a third of the population is unhappy with local authority services.

(Definition of “local authority” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)