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Local authority   /lˈoʊkəl əθˈɔrəti/   Listen
Local authority

An administrative unit of local government.

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"Local authority" Quotes from Famous Books

... of the latter decision was soon overcome by an act of Congress, the so-called Wilson Act, repealing its alleged silence,[930] but the Bowman decision still stood, the act in question being interpreted by the Court not to subject liquors from sister States to local authority until their arrival in the hands of the person to whom consigned.[931] Not till 1913 was the effect of the decision in the Bowman case fully nullified by the Webb-Kenyon Act,[932] which placed intoxicants entering a State from another ...
— The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation • Edward Corwin

... for the speakers, especially if they are strangers; they improve their tempers, and place them generally on terms of mutual understanding. It is said that some years ago a Foreign Consul in China, having a serious complaint to make on behalf of his national, called on the Taotai, the highest local authority in the port. He found the Chinese official so genial and polite that after half an hour's conversation, he advised the complainant to settle the matter amicably without troubling the Chinese officials about the matter. A good deal may be said in behalf ...
— America Through the Spectacles of an Oriental Diplomat • Wu Tingfang

Words linked to "Local authority" :   United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, U.K., Britain, United Kingdom, agency, federal agency, bureau, Great Britain, office, government agency, authority, UK

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