self-governing

adjective self-gov·ern·ing \ ˌself-ˈgə-vər-niŋ \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of self-governing

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

First Known Use of self-governing

1592

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SELF-GOVERNING Defined for English Language Learners

self-governing

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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