self-de·​ter·​min·​ing ˌself-di-ˈtər-mə-niŋ How to pronounce self-determining (audio)
: capable of determining one's or its own acts

Word History

First Known Use

1662, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-determining was in 1662

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“Self-determining.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

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