- the state or fact of being an owner.
- legal right of possession; proprietorship.
Origin of ownership
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Examples from the Web for self-ownership
The Socialists, taking away property too, do not notice that this secures itself a continued existence in self-ownership.
As self-will and property become powerless, so must self-ownership or egoism in general.
A delicious sense of self-ownership breaks the chain binding us to the toiling, struggling, worrying life we have left behind.The Heart of the White Mountains, Their Legend and Scenery
Samuel Adams Drake
- the state or fact of being an owner
- legal right of possession; proprietorship
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Word Origin and History for self-ownership
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