self-governing

adjective self-gov·ern·ing \ ˌself-ˈgə-vər-niŋ \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of self-governing

:having control or rule over oneself; specifically :having self-government :autonomous

First Known Use of self-governing

1778


SELF-GOVERNING Defined for English Language Learners

self-governing

adjective

Definition of self-governing for English Language Learners

  • : controlled or ruled by its own members : having self-government


SELF-GOVERNING Defined for Kids

self-governing

adjective self-gov·ern·ing \ ˈself-ˈgə-vər-niŋ \

Definition of self-governing for Students

:being governed by its own members or citizens
  • a self-governing island

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