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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Government
self-ruleˌself-ˈrule noun [uncountable]  PGwhen a country or part of a country is governed by its own citizens
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self-ruleIn the town of Diyarbakir around 5,000 protestors demanding self-rule clashed with police on April 9.Not all Athenians subscribed to that principle and agreed with the idea of democratic self-rule.Yet somehow the delusion has taken hold that a commitment to democratic self-rule means coaxing apathetic numbskulls into voting.He thereby joined their experiment in self-rule.But in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, self-rule is a new force still being tested.It won self-rule two decades ago after a long love-hate relationship as a legal ward of the federal government.
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