Definition of self-rule in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈˌself ˈro͞ol/


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.

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Syllabification: self-rule

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