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self-rule

Overview

Define the English word self-rule below. Self-rule is a noun. Examples of how to use self-rule in a sentence are shown. Also define these 2 related words and terms: rule, and self-government.

English

Etymology

From self- +‎ rule.

Noun

self-rule (uncountable)

  1. Rule of a group of people by their own leaders as opposed to rule imposed by a foreign government or people.
    Britain resumed direct control of North Ireland after just nine weeks of self-rule.
    • 1985, Tiziano Terzani, The Forbidden Door[1], Asia 2000 Ltd, page 223-224:
      Only two years ago a group of Uighur dissidents were discovered in Xinjiang, planning a province-wide uprising against Chinese rule. The slogan they were using was, "We want self-rule. We don't want to be dominated."
    Synonym: self-government

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