home rule

Definition of "home rule"
  1. The authority of a local city or county in the U.S. to self-govern and enact local ordinances, usually granted by the state government
How to use "home rule" in a sentence
  1. The city's council, under the principle of home rule, passed new zoning ordinances.
  2. Through home rule, the local government established its own system of government.
  3. The county enacted trash collection amendments, demonstrating the autonomy granted by home rule.

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