from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not controlled or swayed by others.
- adj. Characterized by self-discipline or self-control.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Governed by one's self or itself: as, a self-governed state.
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They dwelt in cities of their own which were practically self-governed, and they were granted many privileges.
Forming a women's caucus dedicated to furthering women's rights seems crucial as Iraq becomes a self-governed democracy.
At the same time, he will have to outline China's views on some sensitive issues in its relations with the U.S., including long-running disputes over trade, intellectual property, human rights and Taiwan, the self-governed island Beijing claims as part of its territory.
But in Laguna Woods Village, tucked in the heart of one of the most conservative and wealthiest counties in California, these ganja-smoking grandparents have stirred up a heated debate with their collective, attracting a crackdown from within the self-governed community.
It is one of the world's leading academic centers and oldest universities; a self-governed community of scholars with a reputation for outstanding academic achievement.
Five hundred tents form a self-governed community, guided by systems of mutual responsibility and respect, environmental awareness and commitment to nonviolence.
The new fighter's progress will be watched most closely in Taiwan, the self-governed island that Beijing regards as a renegade province.
In a statement, Doug Birdsall, executive chair of the Lausanne Movement, said the planners for the Cape Town event had no intention of challenging the Chinese government's principle of independent, autonomous and self-governed churches ....
But China's government, which claims Taiwan as part of its territory, hasn't ruled out the possibility of using military force if the self-governed island moves to formalize its independence.
Beijing claims sovereignty over Taiwan, which has been self-governed since 1949.
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