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/ˌsɛlfˈgʌv ərn mənt, -ər mənt, ˈsɛlf-/
control of the government of a state, community, or other body by its own members; democratic government.
the condition of being self-governed.
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But all this majestic advance should not obscure the constant dangers from which
must be safeguarded.
It was tempered to their hands by more than a century's schooling in
There is no event since the nation was born which has so proved its solid capacity for
is unimaginable without self-defence.
They have extended the opportunity of
to peoples that have suffered tyranny and war.
The county central committees are autonomous legal bodies vested with the power of
, which is supreme in its field.
He believed that
depended on the free, unhampered pursuit of truth by an informed and involved citizenry.
and widespread property ownership had a leveling effect on society.
British Dictionary definitions for
the government of a country, nation, etc, by its own people
the state of being self-controlled
an archaic term for
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We prefer self-government with danger to servitude in tranquility.
(...) "Home Rule for Ireland," are fighting the battle of self-government for all mankind.
Rutherford Birchard Hayes
(...) himself, and also governs another man, that is more than self-government—that is despotism.