from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Self-government.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Rule of a group of people by their own leaders as opposed to rule imposed by a foreign government or people.
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- n. government of a political unit by its own people
self + rule (Wiktionary)