self-imposed

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self-im·​posed | \ ˌself-im-ˈpōzd How to pronounce self-imposed (audio) \

Definition of self-imposed

: imposed by oneself : voluntarily assumed a self-imposed deadline living in self-imposed exile

First Known Use of self-imposed

1657, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-imposed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-imposed. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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self-imposed

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English Language Learners Definition of self-imposed

: required by you of yourself : not given to you by someone else

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