self-reliance

noun
self-re·​li·​ance | \ˌself-ri-ˈlī-ənts \

Definition of self-reliance 

: reliance on one's own efforts and abilities

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1668, in the meaning defined above

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self-reliance

noun
self-re·​li·​ance | \ˌself-ri-ˈlī-əns\

Kids Definition of self-reliance

: a feeling of trust that someone has in his or her own efforts and abilities

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