local option definition

  • noun:
    • the energy given to an area governmental subdivision to decide whether to apply a law, including a ban on alcohol sales, within its jurisdiction.
    • See under Local.
    • freedom of a nearby federal government to ascertain by preferred vote the usefulness of a controversial law in their jurisdiction
  • adjective:
    • the right or responsibility of identifying by well-known vote within particular districts, like in each county, town, or town, if the purchase of alcoholic beverages in the area will be allowed.

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  • Hypernym for "local option"
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