self-government


self–government

noun

Definition of SELF-GOVERNMENT

1
government in which the supreme power is held by the people and used by them directly or indirectly through representation <self-government implies faith in the wisdom and essential goodness of the people>
3
the state of being free from the control or power of another <championed self-government for the nation's indigenous peoples>
Antonyms dependence (also dependance), heteronomy, subjection, unfreedom

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