Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not controlled or swayed by others.
  • adjective Characterized by self-discipline or self-control.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Governed by one's self or itself: as, a self-governed state.

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Examples

  • Five hundred tents form a self-governed community, guided by systems of mutual responsibility and respect, environmental awareness and commitment to nonviolence.

    Rabbi Yonah Bookstein: Don't Be Afraid Of People In Tents -- Learn From Them

  • 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.

    C. M. Rubin: The Global Search for Education: Student Well Being

  • 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.

    Biden Visit to Seek a Window on Xi

  • 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.

    C. M. Rubin: The Global Search for Education: Student Well Being

  • 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.

    Seniors' medical pot collective stirs up trouble

  • 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.

    Seniors' medical pot collective stirs up trouble

  • Forming a women's caucus dedicated to furthering women's rights seems crucial as Iraq becomes a self-governed democracy.

    Molly Hunter: Eyes on the Prize for Iraqi Women

  • They dwelt in cities of their own which were practically self-governed, and they were granted many privileges.

    Chapter 21: The Roaring Abysmal Beast

  • 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.

    Seniors' medical pot collective stirs up trouble

  • 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.

    Seniors' medical pot collective stirs up trouble

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