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home rule

noun
1.
self-government in local matters by a city, province, state, colony, or the like.
Origin of home rule
1855-1860
1855-60
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  • Here, with home rule on the horizon, they seem to be actually cordial.

    The Red Hand of Ulster George A. Birmingham
  • The masses of the industrial population are not in favour of home rule.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • I spent the afternoon with Mr. Cahoon, and we talked about home rule, of course.

    The Red Hand of Ulster George A. Birmingham
  • But if the best Catholics are opposed to home rule, why don't they say so publicly?

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Still, it is unfortunately true that the great bulk of the landlords and ex-landlords stand aloof from the home rule movement.

    The Framework of Home Rule Erskine Childers
  • We'll get no home rule, the owld thrickster doesn't mane it.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Once or twice he broke away from his original and said some very good things about the land question and home rule.

    General John Regan George A. Birmingham
  • No, home rule has nothing to do with the removal of the works.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • This is a consideration which, as far as it goes, tells in favour of home rule.

    A Leap in the Dark A.V. Dicey
  • Sure, 'tis no home rule it is at all, even if we got it as it first stood.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
British Dictionary definitions for home rule

home rule

noun
1.
self-government, esp in domestic affairs
2.
(US, government) the partial autonomy of cities and (in some states) counties, under which they manage their own affairs, with their own charters, etc, within the limits set by the state constitution and laws
3.
the partial autonomy sometimes granted to a national minority or a colony

Home Rule

noun
1.
self-government for Ireland: the goal of the Irish Nationalists from about 1870 to 1920
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Word Origin and History for home rule
n.

1860, originally in reference to Ireland, from home (n.) + rule (n.).

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