1. self-government in local matters by a city or county that is part of a national government
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Home \Home\, a.
1. Of or pertaining to one's dwelling or country; domestic;
not foreign; as home manufactures; home comforts.
2. Close; personal; pointed; as, a home thrust.
3. (Games) In various games, the ultimate point aimed at in a
progress; goal; as:
(a) (Baseball) The plate at which the batter stands; same
as home base and home plate.
(b) (Lacrosse) The place of a player in front of an
opponent's goal; also, the player.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
Home base or Home plate (Baseball), the base at which the
batter stands when batting, and which is the last base to
be reached in scoring a run.
Home farm, grounds, etc., the farm, grounds, etc.,
adjacent to the residence of the owner.
Home lot, an inclosed plot on which the owner's home
stands. [U. S.]
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
Home ruler, one who favors or advocates home rule.
Home stretch (Sport.), that part of a race course between
the last curve and the winning post.
Home thrust, a well directed or effective thrust; one that
wounds in a vital part; hence, in controversy, a personal
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: self-government in local matters by a city or county that
is part of a national government
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
67 Moby Thesaurus words for "home rule":
Declaration of Independence, absolute monarchy, aristocracy,
autarchy, autarky, autocracy, autonomy, coalition government,
colonialism, commonwealth, constitutional government,
constitutional monarchy, democracy, dictatorship, dominion rule,
duarchy, duumvirate, dyarchy, federal government, federation,
feudal system, garrison state, gerontocracy, heteronomy, hierarchy,
hierocracy, independence, individualism, inner-direction,
limited monarchy, martial law, meritocracy, militarism,
military government, mob rule, mobocracy, monarchy, neocolonialism,
ochlocracy, oligarchy, pantisocracy, patriarchate, patriarchy,
police state, pure democracy, regency, representative democracy,
representative government, republic, rugged individualism,
self-containment, self-determination, self-direction,
self-government, self-reliance, self-sufficiency, social democracy,
stratocracy, technocracy, thearchy, theocracy,
totalitarian government, totalitarian regime, triarchy,
triumvirate, tyranny, welfare state