self-determination

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self-de·ter·mi·na·tion

(sĕlf′dĭ-tûr′mə-nā′shən)
n.
1. Determination of one's own fate or course of action without compulsion; free will.
2. Freedom of the people of a given area to determine their own political status; independence.

self′-de·ter′mined (-tûr′mĭnd) adj.
self′-de·ter′min·ing (-tûr′mĭ-nĭng) adj. & n.

self-determination

n
1. the power or ability to make a decision for oneself without influence from outside
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the right of a nation or people to determine its own form of government without influence from outside
ˌself-deˈtermined adj
ˌself-deˈtermining adj

self′-determina′tion



n.
1. freedom to live as one chooses, or to act or decide without consulting others.
2. freedom of a people to determine the way in which they shall be governed and whether or not they shall be self-governed.
[1670–80]
self′-deter′mined, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-determination - government of a political unit by its own people
autonomy, liberty - immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
sovereignty - government free from external control
local option - freedom of a local government to determine by popular vote the applicability of a controversial law in their jurisdiction
home rule - self-government in local matters by a city or county that is part of a national government
2.self-determination - determination of one's own fate or course of action without compulsion
free will, discretion - the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies

self-determination

self-determination

noun
The capacity to manage one's own affairs, make one's own judgments, and provide for oneself:
Translations

self-determination

[ˌselfdɪˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃən] Nautodeterminación f

self-determination

[ˌsɛlfdɪˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃn] nautodeterminazione f