local authority

noun

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

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“Local authority.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/local%20authority. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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