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unitary

adjective uk   /ˈjuː.nɪ.tər.i/ us    /-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.Local government and politics
(Definition of unitary from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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