Definition of direct rule in English:

direct rule

Syllabification: di·rect rule


  • A system of government in which a province is controlled by a central government.
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    • By January 1990 the Indian government imposed direct rule upon the areas of Kashmir under its control.
    • Judge Brian Kelly, who had previously worked for the Unionist government before direct rule, praised Nelson and described him as a man who had shown ‘the greatest courage’.
    • Insurgency and direct rule were hardly ideal, but stasis was preferable to innovation, and unionist creativity ossified.

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