self–help

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noun \ˈself-ˈhelp; Southern also ˈhep\

Definition of self–help

  1. :  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

self–help

adjective

First Known Use of self–help

1831


SELF–HELP Defined for English Language Learners

self-help

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noun

Definition of self–help for English Language Learners

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


Law Dictionary

self–help

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noun \ˈself-ˈhelp\

Legal Definition of self–help

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

Additional Notes on self–help

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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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of self–help


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