[self-ig-zis-tuh nt, self-]
- existing independently of any cause, as God.
- having an independent existence.
Origin of self-existent
First recorded in 1695–1705
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Examples from the Web for self-existent
There is in the spiritual organism a principle of life; but that is not self-existent.Natural Law in the Spiritual World
Does Mr. Mill really suppose that all noumena are self-existent?The Philosophy of the Conditioned
H. L. Mansel
If God is a personality, we have no conception of a personality that is self-existent.Theism or Atheism
It lacks too much: it is not self-existent, and self-sustaining.Ripeness is All
Intelligence is eternal, and exists upon a self-existent principle.The Mormon Doctrine of Deity
B. H. Roberts
- philosophy existing independently of any other being or cause
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