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home rule

n.
The principle or practice of self-government in the internal affairs of a dependent country or other political unit.

home rule

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) self-government, esp in domestic affairs
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government US 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
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the partial autonomy sometimes granted to a national minority or a colony

Home Rule

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) self-government for Ireland: the goal of the Irish Nationalists from about 1870 to 1920

home′ rule′


n.
self-government in local matters by a city, province, state, colony, or the like.
[1855–60]

Home Rule

Irish agitation for complete self-government from the 1770s to 1920s.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Home Rule - self-government in local matters by a city or county that is part of a national governmenthome rule - self-government in local matters by a city or county that is part of a national government
self-determination, self-government, self-rule - government of a political unit by its own people
Translations
حُكُم مَحَلّي
samospráva
hjemmestyreselvstyre
heimastjórn; sjálfstjórn
öz yönetimözel idare

home rule

nautogoverno, autonomia

home

(həum) noun
1. the house, town, country etc where a person etc usually lives. I work in London but my home is in Bournemouth; When I retire, I'll make my home in Bournemouth; Africa is the home of the lion; We'll have to find a home for the kitten.
2. the place from which a person, thing etc comes originally. America is the home of jazz.
3. a place where children without parents, old people, people who are ill etc live and are looked after. an old folk's home; a nursing home.
4. a place where people stay while they are working. a nurses' home.
5. a house. Crumpy Construction build fine homes for fine people; He invited me round to his home.
adjective
1. of a person's home or family. home comforts.
2. of the country etc where a person lives. home produce.
3. (in football) playing or played on a team's own ground. the home team; a home game.
adverb
1. to a person's home. I'm going home now; Hallo – I'm home!
2. completely; to the place, position etc a thing is intended to be. He drove the nail home; Few of his punches went home; These photographs of the war brought home to me the suffering of the soldiers.
ˈhomeless noun plural, adjective
(people) without a place to live in. This charity was set up to help the homeless; homeless people.
ˈhomely adjective
1. simple but pleasant. homely food.
2. making a person feel he is at home. a homely atmosphere.
3. (American) (of a person) not attractive; ugly.
ˈhomeliness noun
ˈhoming adjective
1. (of pigeons etc) which (can) fly home when set free a long way from home.
2. able to take a missile etc to its target. These torpedoes have homing devices in their noses.
ˈhome-coming noun
1. the return home of a person (who has been away for some time). We had a party to celebrate his home-coming.
2. (American) an annual event held by a college, a university or high school for former students.
ˌhome-ˈgrown adjective
grown in one's own garden or in one's own country. These tomatoes are home-grown.
ˈhomeland noun
a person's native land. Immigrants often weep for their homeland.
ˌhome-ˈmade adjective
made by a person at home; not professionally made. home-made jam; home-made furniture.
home rule
the government of a country or part of a country by its own citizens.
ˈhomesick adjective
missing one's home. When the boy first went to boarding-school he was very homesick.
ˈhomesickness noun
ˈhomestead (-sted) noun
a house, especially a farm, with the land and other buildings (eg barns) which belong to it, especially in the United States, Australia etc.
home truth
a plain statement of something which is unpleasant but true (about a person, his behaviour etc) said directly to the person. It's time someone told him a few home truths.
ˈhomeward adjective
going home. his homeward journey.
ˈhomeward(s) adverb
towards home. his journey homeward; He journeyed homewards.
ˈhomework noun
work or study done at home, especially by a school pupil. Finish your homework!
at home
1. in one's home. I'm afraid he's not at home.
2. (in football etc) in one's own ground. The team is playing at home today.
be/feel at home
to feel as relaxed as one does in one's own home or in a place or situation one knows well. I always feel at home in France; He's quite at home with cows – he used to live on a farm.
home in on
to move towards (a target etc). The missile is designed to home in on aircraft.
leave home
1. to leave one's house. I usually leave home at 7.30 a.m.
2. to leave one's home to go and live somewhere else. He left home at the age of fifteen to get a job in Australia.
make oneself at home
to make oneself as comfortable and relaxed as one would at home. Make yourself at home!
nothing to write home about
not very good. The concert was nothing to write home about.
References in classic literature ?
I remember one ardent Gladstonian who, as a general election drew near, was in sore straits indeed, for he disbelieved in Home Rule, and yet how could he vote against 'Gladstone's man'?
It was all such plain-sailing for him, she pointed out; he did not like this Home Rule, and therefore he must vote against it.
This is a watery Sabbath to you, I'm thinking,' she said sympathetically, but without dropping her wires - for Home Rule or no Home Rule that stocking-foot must be turned before twelve o'clock.
Besides, constitutionally speaking, three ministries will agree better than seven; and, in the restricted number there is less chance for mistaken choice; moreover, it might be that the kingdom would some day escape from those perpetual ministerial oscillations which interfered with all plans of foreign policy and prevented all ameliorations of home rule.
The contemporary context surrounding the Home Rule bill is well drawn.
Over three decades, Irish Home Rule continued to dominate the Westminster agenda, with the IPP winning between 69 and 85 of Ireland's 103 seats in eight general elections.
If towns join together and push a home rule petition, legislators will have to confront the issue," Mr.
WHAT: DC Vote Rally to Defend Home Rule, Urge "No" Vote on Spending Bill
The Irish wanted Home Rule, but Britain was at war.
However, supporters of home rule say there is demand for a directly-elected assembly in the region.
4) Certainly, his name appears with sufficient frequency in the papers of leading political figures of the late Edwardian period to indicate that many of his contemporaries took him seriously and even to justify further investigation of this fascinating, and apparently not untalented, creature in his role as the Tory party's point man in its defence of loyalist Ireland, and especially Ulster, from the horrors of Home Rule in the years immediately prior to the First World War.
A scan through the extant copies of Grip in the Archives of Ontario at York University shows that the magazine was not short of satire-laden attacks on Irish nationalists in the years before the first home rule bill was introduced at Westminster.