self-identity


self–iden·ti·ty

noun \-ˈden-tə-tē, -ˈde-nə-tē\

: the quality that makes a person or thing different from others

Full Definition of SELF-IDENTITY

1
:  sameness of a thing with itself
2
:  individuality <self-understanding is the necessary condition of a sense of self–identity — J. C. Murray>

First Known Use of SELF-IDENTITY

1835

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