self-ordained

self-or·dained

(sĕlf′ôr-dānd′)
adj.
Ordained by oneself rather than by others; practicing by one's own authority: a self-ordained foreign policy expert.

self-ordained

adj
ordained only by oneself
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She was self-ordained a Sister of Mercy, or, we may rather say, the world's heavy hand had so ordained her, when neither the world nor she looked forward to this result.
To a nation defined by individual autonomy, the only thing worse than the personal tragedy of abortion is the audacity of the self-ordained to govern when and under what circumstances women have children.
As stringent as these bail conditions had been, Dasuki had always perfected them only for the self-ordained omnipotent government of Muhammadu Buhari to thwart it!
Dinah has married a once self-ordained preacher with a troubled past and tries to keep her children safely separate from the world.
Ecandar argued that Turkey has started to appear to act too self-ordained in Syria and that the West, including the US, may benefit from this incident by naturally drawing Turkey closer to itself and more under control.
It is equally important, though, that this must be done in a way that does not offer succor to the psychopaths, either by effectively endorsing their self-ordained status as warriors, or by depleting the very freedoms that they are believed to murderously resent.
Unfortunately, many of these chest-thumping, self-ordained authorities (or backseat bowhunters as I like to call them) will never change.
The self-ordained "Special One" plays mind games with other managers, winds up the opposition, intimidates referees and is never short of an opinion or a quote.
Well-known journalist, Christie Blatchford, was denied the opportunity to discuss her latest book, Helpless, about native occupation in Caledonia Ontario, at Waterloo University, when self-ordained "anti-racist" activists took to the stage and denied her the right to speak, and the right of the audience to hear her message (Rex Murphy, Nat.
The first third of the book establishes firmly the SUA's singular, self-ordained role of monitoring Australian foreign policy.
The self-ordained Matthew saw blacks as the original Jews, but his Judaism nonetheless had more in common with conventional white synagogues than Crowdy's.
For 50 years, the church in China has "self-elected and self-ordained" more than 170 bishops, a religious affairs spokesman said.