self-executing

adjective
self-ex·​e·​cut·​ing | \ ˌself-ˈek-sə-ˌkyü-tiŋ How to pronounce self-executing (audio) \

Definition of self-executing

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

First Known Use of self-executing

1779, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-executing was in 1779

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“Self-executing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-executing. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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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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