Meaning of indirect rule in English:

indirect rule

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mass noun
  • A system of government of one nation by another in which the governed people retain certain administrative, legal, and other powers.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Proponents argued that it was similar to indirect rule and trusteeship, which characterized British colonialism in Africa.’