self-help

noun
\ˈself-ˈhelp; Southern also ˈhep\

Definition of self-help 

: the action or process of bettering oneself or overcoming one's problems without the aid of others especially : the coping with one's personal or emotional problems without professional help

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self-help adjective

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1628, in the meaning defined above

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self-help

noun

English Language Learners Definition of self-help

: the action or process of doing things to improve yourself or to solve your problems without the help of others

self-help

noun
\ˈself-ˈhelp\

Legal Definition of self-help 

: the act of redressing or preventing a wrong by one's own actions rather than through legal proceedings

Note: The Uniform Commercial Code permits creditors to repossess collateral by self-help if it can be done without a breach of the peace.

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