Definition of local authority in English:

local authority

Line breaks: local au¦thor|ity

noun

British
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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