self government

self-government

[self-guhv-ern-muhnt, -er-muhnt, self-]
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:
1725–35

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self-government
 
n
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
 
self-'governed
 
adj
 
self-'governing
 
adj

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