self-executing

adjective self-ex·e·cut·ing \ ˌself-ˈek-sə-ˌkyü-tiŋ \

Definition of self-executing

: taking effect immediately without implementing legislation
  • a self-executing treaty

First Known Use of self-executing

1779

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self-executing

adjective self-ex·e·cut·ing \ ˈself-ˈek-sə-ˌkü-tiŋ \

legal Definition of self-executing

: taking effect immediately without the need for implementing legislation or further judicial action
  • a self-executing judgment

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