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A system of government of one nation by another in which the governed people retain certain administrative, legal, and other powers.
- ‘Proponents argued that it was similar to indirect rule and trusteeship, which characterized British colonialism in Africa.’
- ‘Empires always involve a mixture of direct and indirect rule.’
- ‘In 1922 the British adopted a policy of indirect rule in which tribal leaders were invested with the responsibility of local administration and tax collection.’
- ‘This policy of indirect rule left local political arrangements and traditions largely intact.’
- ‘The Belgians administered the territory through indirect rule, building on the Tutsi-dominated aristocratic hierarchy.’
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