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self-government

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

  • n. Political independence; autonomy.
  • n. Popular or representative government; democracy.
  • n. Self-control.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The governance of a region by its own populace; autonomy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of governing one's self, or the state of being governed by one's self; self-control; self-command.
  • n. Hence, government of a community, state, or nation by the joint action of the mass of people constituting such a civil body; also, the state of being so governed; democratic government; democracy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The government of one's self; self-control.
  • n. The government of a nation, province, district, or town by itself, either in all points or in certain particulars (as local affairs).

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

  • n. government of a political unit by its own people

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