local authority


Definition of local authority


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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  characterized by or relating to position in space :  having a definite spatial form or location

    :  of, relating to, or characteristic of a particular place :  not general or widespread

    :  of, relating to, or applicable to part of a whole

  1. :  a local person or thing: such as

    :  a local public conveyance (such as a train or an elevator)

    :  a local or particular branch, lodge, or chapter of an organization (such as a labor union)

  1. :  power to influence or command thought, opinion, or behavior

    :  freedom granted by one in authority :  right

    :  persons in command

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holding stubbornly to a belief or view

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