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home rule

noun

Simple Definition of home rule

  • : government of a place (such as a country or territory) by the people who live there instead of by another country

Full Definition of home rule

  1. :  self-government or limited autonomy in internal affairs by a dependent political unit (as a territory or municipality)

Examples of home rule

  1. The citizens petitioned for home rule.



1860

First Known Use of home rule

1860


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