non-self-gov·​ern·​ing ˌnän-ˌself-ˈgə-vər-niŋ How to pronounce non-self-governing (audio)
: lacking autonomy : not self-governing
a non-self-governing territory
non-self-governing colonies

Word History

First Known Use

1872, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of non-self-governing was in 1872

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“Non-self-governing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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