from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Exercising control or rule over oneself or itself.
- adj. Having the right or power of self-government; autonomous.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- That governs itself: as, a self-governing colony.
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- adj. (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
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