self-governed


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self-gov·erned

(sĕlf′gŭv′ərnd)
adj.
1. Not controlled or swayed by others.
2. Characterized by self-discipline or self-control.
References in classic literature ?
They dwelt in cities of their own which were practically self-governed, and they were granted many privileges.
ETC will be a self-governed body, which will be effective from January 2017.
Among the recommendations in the report is that the provincial government support and recognize a self-designed and self-governed First Nations water council that is granted authority for water planning in First Nations' territory and which coordinates with other governing bodies.