Definition of autonomous
- an autonomous territory
- an autonomous school system
- an autonomous zooid
- an autonomous growth
Native American nations are regarded as autonomous in many respects and thus not subject to a number of state and local laws.
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: existing or acting separately from other things or people
: having the power or right to govern itself
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