self–government

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noun self–gov·ern·ment \-ˈgə-vər(n)-mənt, -ˈgə-vəm-ənt\

Definition of self–government

  1. 1 :  self-control, self-command

  2. 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

1654

First Known Use of self–government

1654


SELF–GOVERNMENT Defined for English Language Learners

self–government

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noun self–gov·ern·ment \-ˈgə-vər(n)-mənt, -ˈgə-vəm-ənt\

Definition of self–government for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

self–government

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

Definition of self–government for Students

  1. :  government by the people making up a group or community


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