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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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 in a sentence

  1. The citizens petitioned for home rule.



1860

First Known Use of home rule

1860


Law Dictionary

home rule

noun

Legal Definition of home rule

  1. :  self-government or limited autonomy in internal affairs by a dependent political unit (as a territory or municipality); also :  the political theory or principle of self-government




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