Definition of Self-governing

1. Adjective. (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces. "A sovereign state"

Exact synonyms: Autonomous, Independent, Sovereign
Similar to: Free
Derivative terms: Autonomy, Independence



Definition of Self-governing

1. Verb. (present participle of self-govern) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-governing

self-feeling
self-fertile
self-fertilisation
self-fertilised
self-fertilization
self-fertilized
self-flagellation
self-flattery
self-forgetful
self-fulfilling
self-fulfilling prophecies
self-fulfilling prophecy
self-fulfillment
self-generated
self-giving
self-governing (current term)
self-government
self-gratification
self-harm
self-harmer
self-hating
self-hatred
self-help
self-help devices
self-help groups
self-hypnosis
self-image
self-images
self-immolate

Literary usage of Self-governing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1920)
"They are absolutely self-governing and self-supporting. Like the British co-operative societies, however, they make use of considerable free service on the ..."

2. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1907)
"In the self-governing colonies the powers of the his Governor are nominally wider than in the Crown colonies, £^™ m where the duties of the Governor are ..."

3. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1920)
"But the position of self-governing Dominions of°Seif-n underwent a ... of these four self-governing Dominions and of India tc membership gives them a ..."

4. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1892)
"The Governor of a self-governing colony is a constitutional king; his discretion must be that of his responsible advisers; he may endeavour to influence ..."

5. The Law and Custom of the Constitution by William Reynell Anson (1896)
"In the self-governing colonies the powers of the Governor in self- are nominally wider ... The Governor of a self-governing colony is a constitutional king; ..."

6. The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg (1920)
"CHAPTER XIX GREATER BRITAIN: THE self-governing COLONIES • The Tradition of Political Freedom. — Our description of the British political system cannot ..."

7. The Governments of Europe by Frederic Austin Ogg (1920)
"CHAPTER XIX GREATER BRITAIN: THE self-governing COLONIES The Tradition of Political Freedom. — Our description of the British political system cannot justly ..."

8. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... of the administration (1812) by substituting the French system of prefecture and municipality for the self-governing institutions of district and city. ..."

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