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own affair

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Definition of own affair in English:

noun

historical
(In South Africa) a matter defined as being specific to a particular ethnic group, and controlled by that group through a chamber of the tricameral parliament.
Example sentences
  • If the State President decides that a given matter is an ‘own affair’ of a particular House, he will refer it to that House for final legislative determination.
  • Since welfare became an ‘own affair’ in the tricameral parliament, the House of Delegates has trebled its number of professional social work staff.

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