Definition of self-government in English:

self-government

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noun

[mass noun]
  • 2 old-fashioned term for self-control.
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    • The purposes of this extensive popular involvement in an enlarged domain of public life are at once greater self-government and self-realization.

Derivatives

self-governed

adjective
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  • His conscious decision to leave behind his family ties, which also implies a deliberate distancing from his Southern heritage, makes him apt to develop a self-governed identity and to acquire legacies which are chosen, not given.
  • Mount Athos is a self-governed part of the Greek state subject to that country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs politically, and to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople in regards to religion.
  • The Irish industry is entirely self-governed but there are government proposals to introduce legislation for the industry.

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