self-en·​forc·​ing ˌself-in-ˈfȯr-siŋ How to pronounce self-enforcing (audio)
: containing in itself the authority or means that provide for its enforcement

Word History

First Known Use

1952, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-enforcing was in 1952

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“Self-enforcing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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