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self-determination

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The ability or right to make one's own decisions without interference from others
  • n. The political independence of a people

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. determination of one's own fate or course of action without compulsion
  • n. government of a political unit by its own people

Etymologies

self- +‎ determination (Wiktionary)

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