self-given

adjective

self-giv·​en ˌself-ˈgi-vən How to pronounce self-given (audio)
1
: given by oneself
self-given authority
2
: derived from itself
a self-given entity

Word History

First Known Use

1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-given was in 1616

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Cite this Entry

“Self-given.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-given. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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