(Of a country or region) having the freedom to govern itself or control its own affairs: a self-ruling island
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- The executive committee has been incorporated into the working committee in a bid to speed up the process of the tribe regaining its self-ruling status.
- As in the restive south and east of Afghanistan, the agencies are populated by self-ruling Pashtun tribes for whom war has been a way of life for centuries.
- A group of squatters overtook an abandoned army base and created a self-ruling micro-nation in the heart of Copenhagen.
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