from The Century Dictionary.
- To make autonomous; render self-governing.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
And that is why there has been virtually no demand from war-fighters to autonomize that critical step.
If passed, the bill will restructure the Los Angeles Unified School District, give the LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa more power and autonomize three low-performing clusters of schools, among other changes.
Maybe not so much in a modern city, but that's only because we've managed to autonomize modern city-stuff.