local authority


local authority
.local au'thority
n [C also + plural verb ] BrE
the group of people responsible for the government of a particular area, town, or city in the UK
American Equivalent: local government
Central government is trying to stop local authorities overspending.

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • local authority — ► NOUN Brit. ▪ an administrative body in local government …   English terms dictionary

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  • local authority — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms local authority : singular local authority plural local authorities British in the UK, the organization in a particular area or city that is responsible for providing public services …   English dictionary

  • local authority — noun Local authority is used before these nouns: ↑grant, ↑housing …   Collocations dictionary

  • local authority — noun (C) BrE the group of people elected or paid to be the government of a particular area, town, or city in Britain: The local authority are considering his grant application …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • local authority — /loʊkəl əˈθɒrəti/ (say lohkuhl uh thoruhtee) noun Chiefly British the body of people, both elected and paid workers, responsible for the administration of local government. Also, local body …   Australian English dictionary

  • local authority — official institution that runs a settlement, town or municipal council, local board or council …   English contemporary dictionary

  • local authority — noun Brit. an administrative body in local government …   English new terms dictionary


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