Meaning of “unitary” in the English Dictionary

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"unitary" in British English

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unitaryadjective

uk /ˈjuː.nɪ.tər.i/ us /ˈjuː.nɪ.ter.i/ UK

of a system of local government in the UK in which official power is given to one organization that deals with all matters in a local area instead of to several organizations that each deal with only a few matters:

Wales will be divided into 21 unitary authorities instead of eight counties and 37 districts.

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