Definition of Local government

1. Noun. The government of a local area.

Generic synonyms: Authorities, Government, Regime
Specialized synonyms: Municipal Government, Town Meeting

Definition of Local government

1. Noun. Any form of government whose remit covers an area less than that of the nation and, in some cases, less than that of a state. ¹

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Literary usage of Local government

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Introduction to American Government by Frederic Austin Ogg, Perley Orman Ray (1922)
"PART V. local government AND ADMINISTRATION CHAPTER XLIII THE COUNTY AND ITS GOVERNMENT As has been apparent throughout the preceding group of chap- ..."

2. Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books by William Blackstone, Thomas McIntyre Cooley (1884)
"To present completely local government as it existe in the United State« would require a volume. Every one of the thirty-eight states has a code of ¡te own ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Government by Andrew Cunningham McLaughlin, Albert Bushnell Hart (1914)
"At flrst local government in this state was organized under the county ... (1889), 144-147, 151, 152; Albert Shaw, local government in Illinois (1883). ..."

4. The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg (1920)
"CHAPTER XIII local government Stages of Development. — An important — in some respects the most important — part of any system of government is the agencies ..."

5. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1908)
"local government in England. By Josef Redlich and Francis W. Hirst. ... English Local Government from the Revolution to the Municipal Corporations Act. The ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The result was a system of legislative rather than executive centralization, with the control over both central and local government in the hands of the ..."

7. The Government of the United States: National, State, and Local by William Bennett Munro (1919)
"Yet with all this widening of central supervision over local government, the counties, towns, and townships of the United States have on the whole a larger ..."

8. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1907)
"Ireland its local government Acts, 34 & 35 Viet. c. ... The working of these is supervised by local government Boards for Scotland and Ireland. ..."

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