Entry from British & World English dictionary
An administrative body in local government: you will need planning permission from your local authority [as modifier]: local authority housing
More example sentences
- The Conservative governments bypassed local authorities in many policy fields.
- The government and local authorities use public money to campaign for their policies.
- The legislation does not insist local authorities or health boards must put resources into the area.
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