local authority


: an organization that is in charge of the public services for a community

Examples of local authority in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The state should not take away local authority from municipalities. Sam Kmack, The Arizona Republic, 9 July 2024 At the heart of the case is local authority and what gives the state the right to interfere. Kate Talerico, The Mercury News, 25 Apr. 2024 Officials have instructed the local authority that runs the port to ensure that the ship does not pump any waste into the harbor. Lynsey Chutel, New York Times, 20 Feb. 2024 The poll didn’t ask about support for local authority over firearms. Kacen Bayless, Kansas City Star, 15 Feb. 2024 Jewish Angelenos are largely supportive of Israel, which declared war on Hamas, the local authority in Gaza, following the deadly Oct. 7 attack. Summer Lin, Los Angeles Times, 28 Oct. 2023 Since then, the couple and a group of like-minded scientists and enthusiasts have pushed Bromley Council, the local authority in charge of the park, to take better care of the dinosaurs. Yannic Rack, Smithsonian Magazine, 29 Aug. 2023 Government is the local authority empowered with the ability to legislate and enforce laws in a local jurisdiction. Dominic Pino, National Review, 11 Aug. 2023 Even people without bank accounts would be able to go to a post office or local authority to set up a digital euro account, so there’s a financial inclusion element here, too. Bydavid Meyer, Fortune, 28 June 2023

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“Local authority.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/local%20authority. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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