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
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They noted that in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions, India was morally and legally bound to give the Kashmiri people their right of self-determination as enshrined in the UN Charter.
Abdul Majeed said that unless the UN Security Council acknowledged the apparent danger to peace of South Asian region, there was less likelihood that India would honor its commitments to allow Kashmiris to exercise their right of self-determination.
That is why we believed that that in the context of conflict between two identity groups contesting the right of self-determination and the establishment of an independent state that would qualify for membership in the United Nation, the most practical and viable outcome is a negotiated agreement," partly reads Nazario's statement to the General Assembly.
The Versailles Treaty of 1919, following World War I, was ostensibly based, among other principles, on national self-determination, though critics have charged that it did not fully pursue the right of self-determination to its ultimate logic.
The right of self-determination is frequently described as a necessary precondition and means to the realization of other human rights.
A resident's right of self-determination becomes problematic when the heal be acting like it's a done deal and we don't have any say in what happens [with slots]," Mr.
We just want the basic right of self-determination, to be given meaningful autonomy, and the preservation of our own culture and spirituality," which is facing extinction, he said.
On two occasions, in 1967 and in 1995, the French-speaking bishops also succeeded in getting the national bishops' conference (CCCB), consisting of all the Canadian bishops both French and English, to accept a statement affirming Quebec to be a people with the right of self-determination.
The successes of Valley Voters Organized Toward Empowerment and others who supported the right of self-determination have sent tremors through City Hall.
So, yes, it is entirely accurate that we seek to wrest the individual's right of self-determination in dying away from family, church, and community, as well as from the state and the medical profession, and put it directly in the hands of the dying person--the only place it belongs.
The denial of right of self-determination to Kashmiri people continued to stain the collective conscience of the international community.
Kashmiris' right of Self-Determination was their birth right recognized internationally, was in accordance with the UN Charter and accepted by about half a dozen UNSC and UNCIP resolutions.