subsidiarity

Definitions

Economics

  • noun the principle that decisions should be taken at the lower possible effective level, so within the EU major decisions would be taken at governmental level, and not at the level of the commission

Law

  • noun the principle that the EU shall only decide on matters which are better decided at EU level than at the level of the individual member States and that other matters shall be left to each Member State to decide

Politics

  • noun the principle that decisions should be taken at the lowest possible effective level
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