Local affection
Local Lo"cal (l[=o]"kal), a. [L. localis, fr. locus place: cf. F. local. See {Lieu}, {Locus}.] Of or pertaining to a particular place, or to a definite region or portion of space; restricted to one place or region; as, a local custom. [1913 Webster]

Gives to airy nothing A local habitation and a name. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Local actions} (Law), actions such as must be brought in a particular county, where the cause arises; -- distinguished from {transitory actions}.

{Local affection} (Med.), a disease or ailment confined to a particular part or organ, and not directly affecting the system.

{Local attraction} (Magnetism), an attraction near a compass, causing its needle to deviate from its proper direction, especially on shipboard.

{Local battery} (Teleg.), the battery which actuates the recording instruments of a telegraphic station, as distinguished from the battery furnishing a current for the line.

{Local circuit} (Teleg.), the circuit of the local battery.

{Local color}. (a) (Paint.) The color which belongs to an object, and is not caused by accidental influences, as of reflection, shadow, etc. (b) (Literature) Peculiarities of the place and its inhabitants where the scene of an action or story is laid.

{Local option}, 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. [1913 Webster]


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  • local affection — See local disease …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • local — local, ale, aux [ lɔkal, o ] adj. et n. m. • 1314; bas lat. localis I ♦ Adj. 1 ♦ Qui concerne un lieu, une région (⇒ régional), lui est particulier. Histoire locale (opposé à générale) . Averses, éclaircies locales, qui se produisent en certains… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Local — Lo cal (l[=o] kal), a. [L. localis, fr. locus place: cf. F. local. See {Lieu}, {Locus}.] Of or pertaining to a particular place, or to a definite region or portion of space; restricted to one place or region; as, a local custom. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Local actions — Local Lo cal (l[=o] kal), a. [L. localis, fr. locus place: cf. F. local. See {Lieu}, {Locus}.] Of or pertaining to a particular place, or to a definite region or portion of space; restricted to one place or region; as, a local custom. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Local attraction — Local Lo cal (l[=o] kal), a. [L. localis, fr. locus place: cf. F. local. See {Lieu}, {Locus}.] Of or pertaining to a particular place, or to a definite region or portion of space; restricted to one place or region; as, a local custom. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Local battery — Local Lo cal (l[=o] kal), a. [L. localis, fr. locus place: cf. F. local. See {Lieu}, {Locus}.] Of or pertaining to a particular place, or to a definite region or portion of space; restricted to one place or region; as, a local custom. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Local circuit — Local Lo cal (l[=o] kal), a. [L. localis, fr. locus place: cf. F. local. See {Lieu}, {Locus}.] Of or pertaining to a particular place, or to a definite region or portion of space; restricted to one place or region; as, a local custom. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Local color — Local Lo cal (l[=o] kal), a. [L. localis, fr. locus place: cf. F. local. See {Lieu}, {Locus}.] Of or pertaining to a particular place, or to a definite region or portion of space; restricted to one place or region; as, a local custom. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Local option — Local Lo cal (l[=o] kal), a. [L. localis, fr. locus place: cf. F. local. See {Lieu}, {Locus}.] Of or pertaining to a particular place, or to a definite region or portion of space; restricted to one place or region; as, a local custom. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • local — local, ale (lo kal, ka l ) adj. 1°   Qui appartient à un lieu. •   Qu ajouterait à votre science [de vous, Dieu], à votre puissance, à votre grandeur, quelque espèce d étendue locale que ce soit ?, BOSSUET Élévat. sur myst. III, 3. •   Il y avait …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

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