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
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
With the minor exception of an offhand remark, Donoghue's illuminating discussion of Walden contains nothing that detracts from his apparently approving observation in Reading America (1987) that Walden "is still read as an American pastoral, just as fundamental as Huckleberry Finn in offering, against the conventions of acquisition and advancement, a self-ordained life in harmony with the seasons" (47).
Pat Robertson, self-ordained leader of the Church of Distorted Christianity, endorses the assassination of Chavez because, well, for one thing, he is Fidel Castro's friend.
The self-ordained Bishop split from the Church in 1986 after constant rows with the hierarchy.
Having observed smokers cower meekly when harassed by the white-lung crowd, I found it refreshing to read Lewis Lapham's chin-out rant against the self-ordained socially spotless.