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tribal authority, noun phrase

In historical contexts. A body consisting of local chiefs and headmen, the lowest of the three tiers of government in a ‘homeland’. See also homeland sense 1.
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Established by the Bantu Authorities Act, No. 68 of 1951. See also the note at territorial authority.
1951 Act 68 in Stat. of Union 1154‘Tribal authority’ means a Bantu territorial authority.
1987 New Nation 23 July 1Lebowa tribal chiefs are demanding a ‘vigilante levy’ from residents to finance a shadowy terror campaign against villagers. The tribal authorities this week issued notices to hundreds of families..demanding a total of more than R70 per household.
A body consisting of local chiefs and headmen, the lowest of the three tiers of government in a ‘homeland’.

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