Definition of SELF-GOVERNING

not being under the rule or control of another <she left home and became entirely self-governing and financially independent at the age of 18>
of, relating to, or favoring political democracy <a self-governing nation that could be a role model for other countries in the region>
Near Antonyms autocratic (also autocratical), despotic, dictatorial, monarchal (or monarchial), monarchical (also monarchic), tyrannical (also tyrannic)

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