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Definition of subsidiarity noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

subsidiarity

 noun
noun
NAmE//səbˌsɪdiˈɛrət̮i//
 
, NAmE//ˌsʌbsɪdiˈɛrət̮i//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the principle that a central authority should not be very powerful, and should only control things which cannot be controlled by local organizations
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: subsidiarity