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 Defined for English Language Learners
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
Legal Definition of self–help
: 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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