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(sĕlf′ĕg′zīl, -ĕk′sīl)
One exiled by his or her own decision or volition.

self′-ex′iled adj.
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Talking to a private news channel here, self-exile former president said that issues get complicated instead of resolving due to use of force.
4million losses he made while allowed to gamble at the Central London club during his self-exile.
Facing impeachment following elections in 2008, Musharraf resigned as president and went into self-exile in Dubai.
According to Ward, being a powerful wizard convinced Luke Skywalker to go into self-exile.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- In a show of support for the settlement process that is aimed at ending the decades-long Kurdish conflict in the country's Southeast, leading Kurdish politician YaE-ar Kaya arrived in Ankara on Thursday after living in self-exile in Germany for more than two decades as a political refugee.
Yingluck called snap elections after coming under intense pressure from demonstrators vowing to rid the country of the influence of her brother - controversial former premier Thaksin Shinawatra, who is widely believed to control her party from self-exile in Dubai.
Khaled, a former revolutionary in the Algerian war of liberation has been in self-exile in Paris for two decades, disgusted by the corruption that now riddles the country he once fought for.
Jawhariyyeh (1897-1972) wrote about the music, peoples, and politics of Ottoman era and British mandate-governed Jerusalem, and later self-exile in Beirut.
Musharraf founded the APML while he was in self-exile in London in 2010.
Riyadh, Jumada II 18, 1434, April 28, 2013, SPA -- A Saudi once-militant youth who voluntarily returned from his self-exile in Yemen recently, disclosed that he left his country: Saudi Arabia heading for Yemen with the aim to go to Afghanistan to join Jihad (holy war), but during intensive training courses on using weapons and explosives and ways of killings and assassinations, he made sure that his masters were targeting the security and stability of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Sam Rainsy, 64, is in self-exile in France and travels from there around Europe and North America seeking support and funds for the new party.
Musharraf arrived in Karachi on March 24 after four years in self-exile to contest the upcoming general elections under the banner of his party, the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML).