self-sufficiency

noun
self-suf·​fi·​cien·​cy | \ ˌself-sə-ˈfi-shən(t)-sē How to pronounce self-sufficiency (audio) \

Definition of self-sufficiency

: the quality or state of being self-sufficient

First Known Use of self-sufficiency

1598, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-sufficiency.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-sufficiency. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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