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self-appointed

[self-uh-poin-tid] /ˈsɛlf əˈpɔɪn tɪd/
adjective
1.
chosen by oneself to act in a certain capacity or to fulfill a certain function, especially pompously or self-righteously:
a self-appointed guardian of the public's morals.
Origin of self-appointed
1790-1800
1790-1800
Related forms
self-appointment, noun
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self-appointed

adjective
1.
having assumed authority without the agreement of others: a self-appointed critic
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Word Origin and History for self-appointed
adj.

1750, from self- + appointed.

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