Meaning of UNITARY in English


/ ˈjuːnətri; NAmE -teri/ adjective


( technical ) ( of a country or an organization ) consisting of a number of areas or groups that are joined together and are controlled by one government or group :

a single unitary state

( BrE )

a unitary authority (= a type of local council, introduced in some areas from 1995 to replace existing local governments which consisted of county and district councils)


( formal ) single; forming one unit

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