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self-executing

Line breaks: self-execut¦ing
Pronunciation: /sɛlfˈɛksɪkjuːtɪŋ
 
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Definition of self-executing in English:

adjective

1Operating or occurring automatically: a self-executing program that doesn’t use too much memory
More example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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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