Definition of home affairs in US English:

home affairs


  • 1Originally: the political circumstances prevailing within a particular nation. In later use: matters relating to the domestic administration of a nation, such as law and order, national security, and immigration, as official or governmental concerns. Frequently (with capital initials) in the names of government agencies and offices.

  • 2With possessive adjective. Matters relating to a person's family or household.


Late 16th century. From home + the plural of affair.


home affairs

/ˌhəʊm əˈfɛːz/