subsidiarity


sub·sid·i·ar·i·ty

noun \ˌsəb-si-dē-ˈer-ə-tē, səb-ˌsi-\

Definition of SUBSIDIARITY

1
:  the quality or state of being subsidiary
2
:  a principle in social organization: functions which subordinate or local organizations perform effectively belong more properly to them than to a dominant central organization

First Known Use of SUBSIDIARITY

1936

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