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self-gov·ern·ment

(sĕlf′gŭv′ərn-mənt)
n.
1. Political independence; autonomy.
2. Popular or representative government; democracy.
3. Self-control.
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self-government

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) Also called: self-rule the government of a country, nation, etc, by its own people
2. the state of being self-controlled
3. an archaic term for self-control
ˌself-ˈgoverned adj
ˌself-ˈgoverning adj
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self`-gov′ernment



n.
1. government of a state, community, or region by its own people.
2. the condition of being self-governed.
3. self-control.
[1725–35]
self`-gov`erning, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-government - 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
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self-government

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self-government

noun
The condition of being politically free:
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Translations

self-government

[ˌselfˈgʌvəmənt] Nautonomía f, autogobierno m
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self-government

[ˌsɛlfˈgʌvnmənt] nautogoverno
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self-government

(selfˈgavəmənt) noun
government by the people of the country without outside control.
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References in classic literature ?
Till the 25th October Crete, as all our planet knows, was the sole surviving European repository of "autonomous institutions," "local self-government," and the rest of the archaic lumber devised in the past for the confusion of human affairs.
All I say is, give such rights as our local self-government to any other European people--why, the Germans or the English would have worked their way to freedom from them, while we simply turn them into ridicule."
He saw--or else deceived himself--that, throughout this epoch, the people's disposition to self-government had been growing weaker through long disuse, and now existed only as a faint traditionary feeling.
It is evident that no other form would be reconcilable with the genius of the people of America; with the fundamental principles of the Revolution; or with that honorable determination which animates every votary of freedom, to rest all our political experiments on the capacity of mankind for self-government. If the plan of the convention, therefore, be found to depart from the republican character, its advocates must abandon it as no longer defensible.
Equally unfit for self-government and self-defense, it has long been at the mercy of its powerful neighbors; who have lately had the mercy to disburden it of one third of its people and territories.
I considered, as a great public acquisition, the commencement of a settlement on that point of the western coast of America, and looked forward with gratification to the time when its descendants should have spread themselves through the whole length of that coast, covering it with free and independent Americans, unconnected with us but by the ties of blood and interest, and enjoying like us the rights of self-government."
There they ran against the vulgar herd who pressed up to the doors, each struggling to reach the front ranks, all eager to learn the nature of the important communication of President Barbicane; all pushing, squeezing, crushing with that perfect freedom of action which is so peculiar to the masses when educated in ideas of "self-government."
The tendencies of the times favor the idea of self-government, and leave the individual, for all code, to the rewards and penalties of his own constitution; which work with more energy than we believe whilst we depend on artificial restraints.
"The ideal," he admits, [32] "poisons for me all imperfect possession"; and again, "The Buddhist tendency in me blunts the faculty of free self-government, and weakens the power of action.
I suppose she judged me to be in a tolerable state of self-government, for she opened the door, and I followed her through.
He was master there now; he had half fulfilled his father's dying wish, and by years of steady self-government and energetic work he had brought himself near to the attainment of more than the old respectability which had been the proud inheritance of the Dodsons and Tullivers.
His friend Hargrave, with a prudence and self-government that I envy for him, never disgraces himself by taking more than sufficient to render him a little 'elevated,' and is always the first to leave the table after Lord Lowborough, who, wiser still, perseveres in vacating the dining-room immediately after us: but never once, since Annabella offended him so deeply, has he entered the drawing-room before the rest; always spending the interim in the library, which I take care to have lighted for his accommodation; or, on fine moonlight nights, in roaming about the grounds.