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self-enforcing

[self-en-fawr-sing, -fohr-] /ˈsɛlf ɛnˈfɔr sɪŋ, -ˈfoʊr-/
adjective
1.
of or having the capability of enforcement within oneself or itself; self-regulating.
Origin of self-enforcing
1950-1955
First recorded in 1950-55
Related forms
self-enforcement, noun
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