Definition of self-executing in English:

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Pronunciation: /sɛlfˈɛksɪkjuːtɪŋ/

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1Operating or occurring automatically: a self-executing program that doesn’t use too much memory
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  • Even the most self-evident moral principles are generally not self-executing.
  • We are also producing some "self-executing" programs that are in HTML format.
  • This is the whole book in HTML self-executing form.
1.1 Law (Of a law or legal clause) not needing legislation to be enforced; automatic: self-executing treaties
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  • In the United States criminal laws cannot be self-executing.
  • Internet works are specifically further protected under the 2002 World Intellectual Property Organization Copyright Treaty, which is self-executing.
  • The Dutch Constitution generally gives pre-eminence to the self-executing norms of international treaties.

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