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self–government

noun self–gov·ern·ment \-ˈgə-vər(n)-mənt, -ˈgə-vəm-ənt\

: government or control of a country, group, etc., by its own members rather than by the members of a different country, group, etc.

Full Definition of SELF-GOVERNMENT

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:  government under the control and direction of the inhabitants of a political unit rather than by an outside authority; broadly :  control of one's own affairs

First Known Use of SELF-GOVERNMENT

1654

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