The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
Gives to airy nothing
A local habitation and a name. --Shak.
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
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
Local circuit (Teleg.), the circuit of the local battery.
(a) (Paint.) The color which belongs to an object, and is not
caused by accidental influences, as of reflection,
(b) (Literature) Peculiarities of the place and its
inhabitants where the scene of an action or story is
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.