The PKK has been fighting for Kurdish self-rule in southeastern Turkey since 1984 in a war that has cost more than 40,000 lives.
Yet in the same apostrophe to rebellion, Jefferson declares that the French people were too shallow for self-rule.
It is the want of this self-rule that is the cause of so much that is bad in the world.
Its only hope lies in a capacity for self-management, self-rule, which means self-control.
I am individually working for the self-rule pictured therein.
He had a profound sense of justice, a love of liberty, and an unfaltering belief in the capacity of the human race for self-rule.
I have asked you about Home or self-rule; you are discussing foreign rule.
It should fight for its right of self-rule and should support justice in the international community.
It may be a long time before Spain learns the restraint of self-rule.
If this be so, that privilege of self-rule which they have acquired, has been the cause of their success.
c.1200, "principle or maxim governing conduct, formula to which conduct must be conformed" from Old French riule, Norman reule "rule, custom, (religious) order" (in Modern French partially re-Latinized as règle), from Vulgar Latin *regula, from Latin regula "straight stick, bar, ruler;" figuratively "a pattern, a model," related to regere "to rule, straighten, guide" (see regal). Replaced Old English wealdan.
Meaning "regulation governing play of a game, etc." is from 1690s. Phrase rule of thumb first attested 1690s. Rule of law "supremacy of impartial and well-defined laws to any individual's power" is from 1883. Meaning "strip used for making straight lines or measuring" is recorded from mid-14c. Typography sense is attested from 1680s.
c.1200, "to control, guide, direct," from Old French riuler "impose rule," from Latin regulare (see regulate). Legal sense "establish by decision" is recorded from early 15c. Meaning "mark with lines" is from 1590s. Meaning "to dominate, prevail" is from 1874. "Rule Brittania," patriotic song, is from 1740. Related: Ruled; ruling.
A usual, customary, or generalized course of action or behavior.
A generalized statement that describes what is true in most or all cases; a standard.
To dominate; to be the most important: Girls rule!