self-designation

noun
self-des·ig·na·tion | \ ˌself-ˌde-zig-ˈnā-shən \

Definition of self-designation 

: a name or title that an animate entity (such as a person or body of people) uses usually by choice to refer to itself

First Known Use of self-designation

1848, in the meaning defined above

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