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self-government

[self-guhv-ern-muh nt, -er-muh nt, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈgʌv ərn mənt, -ər mənt, ˈsɛlf-/
noun
1.
control of the government of a state, community, or other body by its own members; democratic government.
2.
the condition of being self-governed.
Origin
1725-1735
1725-35
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British Dictionary definitions for self government

self-government

noun
1.
the government of a country, nation, etc, by its own people
2.
the state of being self-controlled
3.
an archaic term for self-control
Derived Forms
self-governed, adjective
self-governing, adjective
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Word Origin and History for self government

self-government

n.

1734, of persons; 1798, of states, from self- + government. Related: Self-governing (1680s).

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