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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The rule or government of an appendant or dependent country, as to all local and internal legislation, by means of a governing power vested in the people within the country itself, in contradistinction to a government established by the dominant country.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. rule or government of an appendent or dependent country, as to all local and internal legislation, by means of a governing power vested in the people within the country itself, in contradistinction to a government established by the dominant country. Also used adjectively; as, home-rule members of Parliament.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. self-government in local matters by a city or county that is part of a national government

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