self-determination

noun
self-de·ter·mi·na·tion | \ˌself-di-ˌtər-mə-ˈnā-shən \

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

First Known Use of self-determination

circa 1670, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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self-determination

noun

English Language Learners Definition of self-determination

: the right of the people of a particular place to choose the form of government they will have

: the freedom to make your own choices

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