Definitions

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  • noun 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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  • noun secondary importance

Etymologies

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From Latin subsidiarius. Composition: subsidiary +‎ -ity

Examples

  • The initial inquiry in subsidiarity is always, “At what level can this problem be solved?”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Why Catholics and Jews?

  • The initial inquiry in subsidiarity is always, At what level can this problem be solved?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Why Catholics and Jews?

  • The principle of subsidiarity is opposed to certain forms of centralization, bureaucratization, and welfare assistance and to the unjustified and excessive presence of the State in public mechanisms.

    Education

  • The principle of subsidiarity is opposed to certain forms of centralization, bureaucratization, and welfare assistance and to the unjustified and excessive presence of the State in public mechanisms.

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:

  • The word subsidiarity is derived from the Latin word subsidiarius and has its origins in Catholic social teaching.

    Pope Benedict Praised the UN & Subsidiarity (Rev. MLK Jr Praised the Peace Movement!)

  • To achieve this, the principle of subsidiarity is a useful criterium and national parliaments have a function to fulfill in the application of that subsidiarity.

    The Netherlands and the European Union

  • Most bishops voicing concern about overzealous government base their arguments in the Catholic social teaching of "subsidiarity" - essentially, that decisions are best made at the lowest level possible.

    Edmonton Sun

  • (b) by seeing to it that the principle of subsidiarity is respected in accordance with the procedures provided for in the Protocol on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality;

    Wilful Blindness Is No Excuse

  • (b) by seeing to it that the principle of subsidiarity is respected in accordance with the procedures provided for in the Protocol on the application of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality;

    Archive 2007-11-25

  • As regards the specific Welsh aspects and Welsh Assembly and Welsh Assembly Government aspects, namely the subsidiarity provisions, they could of course be achieved without the great five-act-play Lisbon Treaty.

    Archive 2008-06-01

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