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self-government

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1 government in which the supreme power is held by the people and used by them directly or indirectly through representation
  • self-government implies faith in the wisdom and essential goodness of the people

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3 the state of being free from the control or power of another
  • championed self-government for the nation's indigenous peoples

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The first known use of self-government was in 1622

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“Self-government.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/self-government. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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