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local government

noun uk   us  
[U] the control and organization of towns and small areas, and the services they provide, by people who are elected by those living in the area: We are asking both local and national government to address the issue of climate change. [C] mainly US an individual organization that is responsible for controlling and organizing a town or small area, providing its services, etc.: The study looked at the role of local governments in the financial crisis.
Translations of “local government”
in Chinese (Traditional) 當地政府…
in Chinese (Simplified) 当地政府…
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