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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
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"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: Kathryn works as a population researcher for a local authority.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)
Translations of “local authority”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指管理城市的)地方当局…
in Turkish mahallî idare, yerel yönetim…
in Russian местные власти…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指管理城市的)地方當局…
in Polish władze lokalne…
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