self-rul·​ing ˌself-ˈrü-liŋ How to pronounce self-ruling (audio)

Examples of self-ruling in a Sentence

having rid itself of the yoke of colonialism, the new nation chose to be a self-ruling state was granted special status as a self-ruling province
Recent Examples on the Web In recent years, Beijing has ramped up economic, diplomatic and military pressure on Taiwan – a self-ruling democracy the Chinese Communist Party claims as its own despite having never governed it. Eric Cheung, CNN, 13 Mar. 2023 In a meeting earlier with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, Raisi expressed support for China's crackdown on democracy in Hong Kong and claim to self-ruling democratic Taiwan. Bradford Betz, Fox News, 17 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1645, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-ruling was in 1645

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“Self-ruling.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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