A system of government of one nation by another in which the governed people retain certain administrative, legal, and other powers.
- This policy of indirect rule left local political arrangements and traditions largely intact.
- The Belgians administered the territory through indirect rule, building on the Tutsi-dominated aristocratic hierarchy.
- Empires always involve a mixture of direct and indirect rule.
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