First Known Use of self-government
Synonymsrepublic, self-government, self-rule
Antonymsdependence (also dependance), heteronomy, subjection, unfreedom
Related Wordspure democracy; home rule, self-determination; autonomy, sovereignty (also sovranty)
Near Antonymsdespotism, dictatorship, monarchy, monocracy, totalitarianism, tyranny
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: government or control of a country, group, etc., by its own members rather than by the members of a different country, group, etc.
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