self-government

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self-gov·​ern·​ment | \ˌself-ˈgə-vər(n)-mənt, -ˈgə-vᵊm-ənt\

Definition of self-government 

2 : government under the control and direction of the inhabitants of a political unit rather than by an outside authority broadly : control of one's own affairs

First Known Use of self-government

1622, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of self-government was in 1622

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self-government

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English Language Learners Definition of self-government

: government or control of a country, group, etc., by its own members rather than by the members of a different country, group, etc.

self-government

noun
self-gov·​ern·​ment | \ˈself-ˈgə-vərn-mənt, -vər-mənt\

Kids Definition of self-government

: government by the people making up a group or community

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