subsidiarity

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noun sub·sid·i·ar·i·ty \ˌsəb-si-dē-ˈer-ə-tē, səb-ˌsi-\

Definition of subsidiarity

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being subsidiary

  2. 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

1936

First Known Use of subsidiarity

1936


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