home rule

noun
Updated on: 11 Jan 2018

Definition of home rule

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

Examples of home rule in a Sentence

  1. The citizens petitioned for home rule.

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First Known Use of home rule

1858


HOME RULE Defined for English Language Learners

home rule

noun

Definition of home rule for English Language Learners

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


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home rule

noun

legal Definition of home rule

: 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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