Self-rule meaning

sĕlfro͝ol
Rule of a group of people by their own leaders as opposed to rule imposed by a foreign government or people.

Britain resumed direct control of North Ireland after just nine weeks of self-rule.

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Self-government.
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Self-rule is defined as a political system where the people govern themselves.

When a club elects leaders from within the club's ranks and the individual club members lead themselves and each other, this is an example of self-rule.

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Origin of self-rule