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home ruler

an advocate of home rule.
Origin of home ruler
First recorded in 1875-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A home ruler may in this matter take up one position which is consistent.

  • No-one can remain a home ruler when he understands the subject.

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

    One Irish Summer William Eleroy Curtis
  • You cannot catch an Irish home ruler napping, nor will he admit that he was ever wrong.

    Ireland as It Is Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
  • 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
  • The representation of one of the few Metropolitan divisions which had then returned a home ruler had fallen vacant.

    Beatrice H. Rider Haggard
  • On finding that the author was a home ruler, however, this firm asked to be allowed to withdraw from the contract.

    Literary Byways William Andrews
  • The Irish people will perceive that so soon as the home ruler shall carry out his plans.

    Woman under socialism August Bebel

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