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self–governing

adjective self–gov·ern·ing \-ˈgə-vər-niŋ\

: controlled or ruled by its own members : having self-government

Full Definition of SELF-GOVERNING

:  having control or rule over oneself; specifically :  having self-government :  autonomous

First Known Use of SELF-GOVERNING

1778

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