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  • n. The principle that government power ought to reside at the lowest feasible level (i.e. at the local or regional level, instead of the national or supranational level, unless the latter presents clear advantages)

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  • n. secondary importance

Etymologies

From Latin subsidiarius. Composition: subsidiary +‎ -ity (Wiktionary)

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