self-con·​sti·​tut·​ed ˌself-ˈkän(t)-stə-ˌt(y)ü-təd How to pronounce self-constituted (audio)
: constituted or appointed by oneself to something (such as a function or position)
a self-constituted leader
But the old gentleman, his self-constituted companion, did not allow him to recede from the invitation …Sir Walter Scott

Word History

First Known Use

1657, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-constituted was in 1657

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“Self-constituted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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