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self-determination

[self-di-tur-muh-ney-shuh n, self-] /ˈsɛlf dɪˌtɜr məˈneɪ ʃən, ˌsɛlf-/
noun
1.
determination by oneself or itself, without outside influence.
2.
freedom to live as one chooses, or to act or decide without consulting another or others.
3.
the determining by the people of the form their government shall have, without reference to the wishes of any other nation, especially by people of a territory or former colony.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; 1915-20 for def 3
Related forms
self-determined, adjective
self-determining, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for self-determined

self-determination

noun
1.
the power or ability to make a decision for oneself without influence from outside
2.
the right of a nation or people to determine its own form of government without influence from outside
Derived Forms
self-determined, adjective
self-determining, adjective
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Word Origin and History for self-determined

self-determination

n.

1680s, "determination of mind," from self- + determination. Political sense is attested from 1911, popularized by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924).

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