home rule


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n home rule self-government in local matters by a city or county that is part of a national government
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Along a shoreline, Irish men sit on a log on which the words 'land bill' are written. They are pleading with Britannia to give them home rule Along a shoreline, Irish men sit on a log on which the words 'land bill' are written. They are pleading with...

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Home rule rule or government of an appendent or dependent country, as to all local and internal legislation, by means of a governing power vested in the people within the country itself, in contradistinction to a government established by the dominant country; as, home rule in Ireland. Also used adjectively; as, home-rule members of Parliament.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Home rule a form of self-government claimed by Ireland, with a separate parliament for the management of internal affairs
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  • Winston Churchill
    “When I am abroad, I always make it a rule to never criticize or attack the government of my own country. I make up for lost time when I come home.”
  • Shelby Foote
    Shelby Foote
    “Of all the passions of mankind, the love of novelty most rules the mind. In search of this, from realm to realm we roam. Our fleets come loaded with every folly home.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hám; Dut. and Ger. heim, Goth. haims.


In literature:

Such can not be said of those who are now the representatives of what Mr. Rhodes is pleased to term home rule.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 2, 1917" by Various
If this one rule is constantly kept, how pleasant will be our Homes, how proper our habits, how beautiful our lives!
"Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women" by George Sumner Weaver
Like charity, which was worked in the same way, their Home Rule began at home.
"A Short History of England" by G. K. Chesterton
The Question of Irish Home Rule.
"The Governments of Europe" by Frederic Austin Ogg
Mester Gladstone's Home Rule Bill.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Isn't there some Home Rule Bill or something?
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
For local legislation and administration they tend to separate, and already Ireland has obtained home rule.
"Society" by Henry Kalloch Rowe
The Home Rule Bill was thrown out on the 8th of June.
"Fifteen Chapters of Autobiography" by George William Erskine Russell
As a rule, however, the freed people scattered; but they went not far from their life-long homes.
"Hubert's Wife" by Minnie Mary Lee
In most cases the student strives to apply the mechanical rule, particularly in home practice between lessons.
"The Psychology of Singing" by David C. Taylor

In poetry:

Whose grim lamps rule the glooms
With stringent red or green—
Forget your sunny home's
Wild-paths between
"The Railroad" by Elizabeth Daryush
Sometimes at home, sometimes at school,
Sometimes upon the street;
No matter where, it is the rule,
The heart gives them a greet.
"Heart Thieves. I John, 3:18" by Frank Barbour Coffin
That, ranging limitless, hath won
A Rule more wide than that of Rome,
And, journeying onward with the sun,
In every zone hath found a home;
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
A deep philosopher (whose rules
Of moral life were drawn from schools)
The shepherd's homely cottage sought,
And thus explor'd his reach of thought.
"The Shepherd and the Philosopher" by John Gay
And, though the shade of treasonable strife
Falls on our homes and theirs, You, wandering, saw,
Young Commonwealths You found, surging with life,
Yet ruled by Law:
"A Royal Home-Coming" by Alfred Austin
And to the noble patriot, honour be it said,
He never was the least afraid
To speak on behalf of Home Rule for Ireland,
But like a true patriot nobly he did take his stand.
"Richard Pigott, the Forger" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield's home rule invitation baffles leaders.
Time for county home rule .
Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield establishing home rule exploratory committee.
Home rule rally to be held at county courthouse Thursday.
State should respect " Home Rule " on drilling.
Home rule charter process dies.
Yes or no on home rule .
Municipal Law – Home Rule City Act — 'In Default'.
Attorney General Home Rule City Act -- 'In Default'.
The court yesterday heard arguments from the cities of Lima and Akron that the law unconstitutionally infringes on their home-rule authority.
The Supreme Court has come down on different sides of home-rule disputes.
Home rule measure cleared for ballot.
Home rule has been adopted by Beresford, Brookings, Elk Point, Pierre, Ft. Pierre, Sioux Falls, Springfield and Watertown.
A judge's ruling over environmental concerns has derailed plans for a new 1500 home development in Oxnard.
Only one ruling matters, and that's the ruling every parent makes at home.

In science:

MiniBooNE will either rule out LSND or it will demonstrate the signal and home in on the parameters.
MiniBooNE: the Booster Neutrino Experiment