Definition of self-executing in English:


Line breaks: self-execut¦ing
Pronunciation: /sɛlfˈɛksɪkjuːtɪŋ


  • 1Operating or occurring automatically: a self-executing program that doesn’t use too much memory
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    • At the end of that seven-year period a self-executing destruction policy may be implemented as long as audit documentation that needs to be retained for a longer period is protected.
    • This is the whole book in HTML self-executing form.
    • You can burn self-executing CDs with multiple albums.
  • 1.1 Law (Of a law or legal clause) not needing legislation to be enforced; automatic: self-executing treaties
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    • Community laws and regulations are made by the European Commission and the Council of Ministers, and the European Court of Justice declares which laws are self-executing.
    • The Court seemed to conflate two different notions, that of political acts immune from judicial review, and that of self-executing international obligations.
    • Many treaties are not self-executing, which means that in the absence of a congressional statute creating such a right, no American citizen can sue to enforce such treaties.

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