home rule
home rule n: self-government or limited autonomy in internal affairs by a dependent political unit (as a territory or municipality); also: the political theory or principle of self-government

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

home rule
noun autonomy, enfranchisement, franchise, freedom from domination, freedom from interference, freedom of action, freedom of choice, independence, individualism, noninterference, nonintervention, political independence, self-containment, self-derived power, self-determination, self-direction, self-government, self-legislation, self-reliance, self-subsistence, self-sufficiency, self-support, sovereignty, unlimited sovereignty

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


home rule
n.
A means of apportioning power between state and local governments that allows local entities a certain degree of independent self-government, allowing them to pass laws without first getting permission from the state.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


home rule
The power of a local city or county to act autonomously in, for example, setting up a system of government and enacting local ordinances. Within the U.S. system, such power must ordinarily be granted by the state government.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


home rule
n. The allocation of power to local governments over matters that might otherwise be regulated at the state level.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


home rule
The right to local self-government including the powers to regulate for the protection of the public health, safety, morals, and welfare; to license; to tax; and to incur debt.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


home rule
The right to local self-government including the powers to regulate for the protection of the public health, safety, morals, and welfare; to license; to tax; and to incur debt.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

home rule
n.
   the power of a local city or county to set up its own system of governing and local ordinances without receiving a charter from the state which comes with certain requirements and limitations. The concept has become popular with so-called libertarians, survivalists and others who would like to divorce local government from as much state regulation as possible. However, few cities and counties have chosen this route. For example, in California, there is one small county (Colusa) out of the 58 which has chosen "home rule." This does not mean they will not take state funds for local improvements.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Home-Rule — Home|rule, Home Rule [ hoʊmru:l ], die; [engl. home rule = Selbstregierung]: politisches Schlagwort für das von der irischen Nationalpartei angestrebte (1922 außer in Ulster verwirklichte) Ziel, die Selbstständigkeit Irlands auf parlamentarischem …   Universal-Lexikon

  • HOME RULE — L’expression signifie «autonomie interne» et a pu être employée dans des occasions variées. Historiquement, elle appartient à l’Irlande: elle est la revendication, à partir de 1870, d’un mouvement pour «un gouvernement autonome» qui, opposé à la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • home rule — 1860, originally in reference to Ireland, from HOME (Cf. home) + RULE (Cf. rule) …   Etymology dictionary

  • home rule — англ. (хоум рул) см. гомруль. Толковый словарь иностранных слов Л. П. Крысина. М: Русский язык, 1998 …   Словарь иностранных слов русского языка

  • home rule — n [U] the right of a country or area to have its own government and laws …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • home rule — noun uncount a form of government in which people have control in their own country, rather than being controlled by another country or EMPIRE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • home rule — home′ rule′ n. gov self government in local matters by a city, province, state, colony, or the like • Etymology: 1855–60 …   From formal English to slang

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