1. government of a political unit by its own people
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How To Use self-rule In A Sentence

  • The rajas were left untouched despite demands for independence, self-rule and decolonization elsewhere.
  • A legacy of nomadic lifestyles gives people a sense of defiant self-rule, observers say, while the nation's poverty nurtures discontent toward people in power who take bribes and kickbacks.
  • For them, devolution is little more than a cynical Unionist plot to fob the Scots off with a toytown assembly and suffocate desire for ‘real’ self-rule.
  • To solve the lack of order they saw all around them, the fathers seized on one of the great—and often missed—ironies in world history: the only thing that could make men forsake their own freedom and still believe they were free was self-rule. A Renegade History of the United States
  • Significantly, nationalist movements in the Third World used European ideas to replace alien government with self-rule.
  • Americans, on the other hand, believe that democracy requires self-rule.
  • It was not until 1912, when Mahatma Gandhi joined the Indian freedom struggle against the British and introduced the idea of swaraj or self-rule that India awoke to the idea of oneness. We Need to Build a Class of Respectful Indians
  • The Statute of Autonomy fell short of the self-rule that Basque nationalism demanded.
  • The agree-ment gives the territory limited self-rule.
  • Territorially based ethnic minorities may want greater autonomy and self-rule; asymmetric federacy can accommodate such demands without the state falling apart.
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