self-governed

[self-guhv-ernd, self-]
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:
1700–10

self-governing, adjective
nonself-governing, adjective


1. autonomous.


1. dependent.
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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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The integrity of any self-governed democracy derives from the right of its citizens to vote.
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