American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Determination of one's own fate or course of action without compulsion; free will.
- n. Freedom of the people of a given area to determine their own political status; independence.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Determination by one's self or itself; determination by one's own will or powers, without extraneous impulse or influence.
- n. The ability or right to make one's own decisions without interference from others
- n. politics The political independence of a people
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Determination by one's self; or, determination of one's acts or states without the necessitating force of motives; -- applied to the voluntary or activity.
- n. determination of one's own fate or course of action without compulsion
- n. government of a political unit by its own people
“Even the term 'self-determination' has to be modified as religious people may understand the movement of their life not as self-determined but rather as co-determined with God's will.”
“He mentioned the term self-determination half a dozen times but never related self determination to Palestinians.”
“Simply put, the first part of the phrase self-determination is the word self.”
“Since the 19th century, the idea of self-determination has been applied to the building of nation states, and in the second half of the 20th century it has often been used in response to colonialization.”
“However, a new definition of self-determination is evolving in the second decade of the 21st century inspired by current events in North Africa and the Middle East described as the 'Arab Spring.”
“This statehood bill is the opposite of self-determination.”
“I am a senior Democratic Member of Congress, whose parents were born in Puerto Rico, and for whom Puerto Rico self-determination has been - and remains - a central issue of my congressional career.”
“People in a number of African communities are demanding self-determination: South Sudan, Western Sahara, and Somaliland and Puntland for starters.”
“From German permeation in the early 1900s to the subsequent United States occupation for nearly 20 years thereafter, Haitians grew intolerant of white strangers filled with disdain for self-determination.”
“In that period, Israel has occupied Palestine with an iron fist, denying Palestinians the right to self-determination and coercing part of their "elite" to surrender into what seems like a condition of eternal subjugation.”
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