Definition of self-government in English:
1Government of a country by its own people, especially after having been a colony.
- It consisted of the landed gentlemen of NSW who assumed they would constitute the government when the colony acquired self-government.
- By disempowerment, the tribunal referred to the denigration and destruction of Maori autonomy, or self-government.
- A former province of a state is being prepared for substantial autonomy and self-government.
- self-governed adjective
- Example sentences
- 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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