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noun
self-government in local matters by a city, province, state, colony, or the like.
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Origin of home rule

First recorded in 1855–60
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British Dictionary definitions for home rule (1 of 2)

home rule

noun
self-government, esp in domestic affairs
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
the partial autonomy sometimes granted to a national minority or a colony

British Dictionary definitions for home rule (2 of 2)

Home Rule

noun
self-government for Ireland: the goal of the Irish Nationalists from about 1870 to 1920
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