self-given

adjective
self-giv·​en | \ ˌself-ˈgi-vən How to pronounce self-given (audio) \

Definition of self-given

1 : given by oneself self-given authority
2 : derived from itself a self-given entity

First Known Use of self-given

1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Self-given.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-given. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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