local government


: the government of a specific local area constituting a subdivision of a major political unit (such as a nation or state)
also : the body of persons constituting such a government

Examples of local government in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s how much cities and other local governments have been receiving from the state each year to deal with California’s ever-increasing population of homeless people. Dan Walters, The Mercury News, 6 June 2024 Democrats in the Legislature also want to spend $1 billion more than the governor on a sixth round of Homeless Housing, Assistance and Prevention grants to local governments to combat the homelessness crisis. Taryn Luna, Los Angeles Times, 6 June 2024 That and the preferred route for the tunnel will be subject to approval by the SANDAG board of directors, which includes mayors, city council members and county supervisors from each of the region’s 19 local governments. Phil Diehl, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 June 2024 Across the country, hundreds of local governments have restricted or banned wind or solar projects. Brad Plumer, New York Times, 3 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for local government 

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Word History

First Known Use

1753, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of local government was in 1753

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“Local government.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/local%20government. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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