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home ruler

noun
1.
an advocate of home rule.
Origin of home ruler
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80
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  • Mr. Quinn would say when people charged him with being a home ruler.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • No-one can remain a home ruler when he understands the subject.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • Every influential leader of the liberal party is a home ruler.

    One Irish Summer William Eleroy Curtis
  • He is a home ruler and a democrat of democrats, every inch of him.

    India for Indians

    C. R. (Chittaranjan) Das
  • I don't think any home ruler's relative ought to be allowed into the service.

    Marion Fay

    Anthony Trollope
  • "Such a man must be a home ruler," my father would have said.

  • Chapter X shows that everybody who values "loyalty" must of necessity be a home ruler.

  • The representation of one of the few Metropolitan divisions which had then returned a home ruler had fallen vacant.

    Beatrice H. Rider Haggard
  • The Irish people will perceive that so soon as the home ruler shall carry out his plans.

    Woman under socialism August Bebel
  • I am a home ruler; so my sympathies would be, if anything, on the side of the Liberal paper upon that point.

    Utopia of Usurers and other Essays Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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