home rule

noun

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


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


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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