self-determination

noun
self-de·​ter·​mi·​na·​tion | \ ˌself-di-ˌtər-mə-ˈnā-shən How to pronounce self-determination (audio) \

Definition of self-determination

1 : free choice of one's own acts or states without external compulsion
2 : determination by the people of a territorial unit of their own future political status

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First Known Use of self-determination

circa 1670, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of self-determination was circa 1670

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“Self-determination.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-determination. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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