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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The power granted to a local political subdivision to decide whether to apply a law, such as a ban on liquor sales, within its jurisdiction.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. the right or obligation of determining by popular vote within certain districts, as in each county, city, or town, whether the sale of alcoholic beverages within the district shall be allowed.
  • n. See under Local.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. freedom of a local government to determine by popular vote the applicability of a controversial law in their jurisdiction


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