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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
First recorded in 1855-60
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  • The latter was as evolutionary and as revolutionary as the home rule Bill.

    The Grand Old Man Richard B. Cook
  • "They'll deal with that after they've got home rule," Henry answered miserably.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • The masses of the industrial population are not in favour of home rule.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • 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.)
  • home rule was comparatively a safe thing while Parnell lived.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • We'll get no home rule, the owld thrickster doesn't mane it.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • If home rule should come it will do no good, because it is not the right brand.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • home rule would have done all they promised, but this is not the home rule they meant!

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • The Mulranians cannot do anything with the pier until they get home rule.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • They are anticipating the home rule Bill in their disposal of the land.

    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.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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