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self–executing

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adjective self–ex·e·cut·ing \-ˈek-sə-ˌkyü-tiŋ\

Definition of self–executing

  1. :  taking effect immediately without implementing legislation <a self–executing treaty>



1857

First Known Use of self–executing

1857


Law Dictionary

self–executing

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adjective self–ex·e·cut·ing \ˈself-ˈek-sə-ˌkü-tiŋ\

Legal Definition of self–executing

  1. :  taking effect immediately without the need for implementing legislation or further judicial action <a self{ndash}executing judgment>




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