home rule

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  • Home Rule (primarily in reference to Irish self-government)


home rule (uncountable)

  1. The rule or government of an appendant or dependent country, as to some or all local and internal legislation, by means of a governing power vested in the people within the country itself, in contradistinction to a government established by the dominant country.
    1. (historical, especially) Self-government of the island of Ireland.
  2. Ellipsis of home rule class.

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