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autonomism

[ aw-ton-uh-miz-uhm ]
/ ɔˈtɒn əˌmɪz əm /
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noun

the belief in or a movement toward autonomy.

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Origin of autonomism

First recorded in 1870–75; autonom(y) + -ism
au·ton·o·mist, adjective, noun
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