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self-governed

[self-guhv-ernd, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈgʌv ərnd, ˈsɛlf-/
adjective
1.
governed by itself or having self-government, as a state or community; independent.
2.
self-regulating; self-determining.
3.
exercising self-restraint or self-control.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10
Related forms
self-governing, adjective
nonself-governing, adjective
Synonyms
1. autonomous.
Antonyms
1. dependent.
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  • The integrity of any self-governed democracy derives from the right of its citizens to vote.

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