unit of local government meaning

[Law]
Any general purpose political subdivision of a State which has the power to levy taxes and spend funds, as well as general corporate and police powers. 1 USC

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  1. Colonial parishes were units of local government and social welfare agencies.
  2. The basic unit of local government is the town chief.
  3. Municipalities are the most important administrative unit of local government.
  4. The township government is a unit of local government, often rural.
  5. The parish also became an important unit of local government.

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