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self–determination

noun self–de·ter·mi·na·tion \-di-ˌtər-mə-ˈnā-shən\

: the right of the people of a particular place to choose the form of government they will have

: the freedom to make your own choices

Full Definition of SELF-DETERMINATION

1
:  free choice of one's own acts or states without external compulsion
2
:  determination by the people of a territorial unit of their own future political status

First Known Use of SELF-DETERMINATION

circa 1670

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