Definition of “subsidiarity” - English Dictionary


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

“subsidiarity” in Business English

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subsidiaritynoun [ U ]

uk /ˌsʌbsɪdiˈærɪti/ us /-erəṱi/

the principle that decisions should always be taken at the lowest possible level, or closest to where they will have their effect, for example in a local area rather than nationally:

We're starting to operate according to the principle of subsidiarity.

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