self–governing

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adjective self–gov·ern·ing \-ˈgə-vər-niŋ\

Definition of self–governing

  1. :  having control or rule over oneself; specifically :  having self-government :  autonomous

First Known Use of self–governing

1778


SELF–GOVERNING Defined for English Language Learners

self-governing

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Definition of self–governing for English Language Learners

  • : controlled or ruled by its own members : having self-government


SELF–GOVERNING Defined for Kids

self–governing

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adjective self–gov·ern·ing \ˈself-ˈgə-vər-niŋ\

Definition of self–governing for Students

  1. :  being governed by its own members or citizens a self-governing island


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