Definition of subsidiarity noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//səbˌsɪdiˈærɪti//
; NAmE NAmE//səbˌsɪdiˈerɪti//
; BrE BrE//ˌsʌbsɪdiˈærɪti//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsʌbsɪdiˈerɪti//
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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 American Dictionary entry: subsidiarity