[General] jurisdictions

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Hello,
This is an excerpt from the economic article of Joseph E.Stiglitz which I have to translate. I have a question to ask.

In some places ,individuals pay not only federal and state taxes but separate taxes to their school district, their township, their county ,the jurisdictions that provide their water and sewage, and their public library.
What word can be replaced for "jurisdictions", could you tell me?
Thank you for your time. :-D
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Hello,
This is an excerpt from the economic article of Joseph E.Stiglitz which I have to translate. I have a question to ask.

In some places ,individuals pay not only federal and state taxes but separate taxes to their school district, their township, their county ,the jurisdictions that provide their water and sewage, and their public library.
What word can be replaced for "jurisdictions", could you tell me?
Thank you for your time. :-D
Phorntita
Local authorities or utility companies. Note that these are different things. A more general word might be institutions.
 

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Local authorities or utility companies. Note that these are different things. A more general word might be institutions.

Thank you. Because I'm confused about its definition and thought it has some connection with law thing. Ok I've got that.:-D
 

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I found the use of jurisdictions unusual in your original sentence. It may have some specialised legal meaning there that I don't know about.
 

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I found the use of jurisdictions unusual in your original sentence. It may have some specialised legal meaning there that I don't know about.
It's all right now,I've got it, the understandable meaning. Maybe the writer is not American or English so it made me a little confused about the word choice he made
 
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