Share this entry
self-rule Syllabification: self-rule
Pronunciation: /ˈˌself ˈro͞ol/

Definition of self-rule in English:


Another term for self-government (sense 1).
Example sentences
  • They insist on this to protect their self-rule in three northern provinces.
  • The Statute of Autonomy fell short of the self-rule that Basque nationalism demanded.
  • It is far more accurate to say that what success we have seen of democratic self-rule in the ex-colonies has come about, not because of colonialism, but in spite of it.
Definition of self-rule in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources