noun, plural au·ton·o·mies.
Origin of autonomy
Examples from the Web for autonomy
Islamic State brought “peace, autonomy, zero corruption, low crime-rate,” he Tweeted last month.
“Gardens can provide kids with disabilities a greater level of autonomy,” said Fried.
Liberal learning is said to prepare one for autonomy and for citizenship.College Must Be More Than Just a Classy Trade School|Michael S. Roth|August 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The point at which autonomy should be handed over to the child is less clear when parenting children with cognitive disabilities.
If I had adult typical children, I would also be violating their autonomy.
They had shown in their convention a few weeks before their hostility to autonomy.The History of Cuba, vol. 4|Willis Fletcher Johnson
The ultimatum presented by Sparta on the eve of the war demanded the restoration of autonomy to the subjects of Athens.
Then the claim of autonomy, if not of right to lead the tribes, made on behalf of Reuben, involved a further danger.The Expositor's Bible:The Book of Numbers|Robert A. Watson
Such accentuation of autonomy in life and morality, might seem to exalt man unduly, and to inspire him with self-conscious pride.Ethics and Modern Thought|Rudolf Eucken
In a State which possesses all power and all authority there is no room for the autonomy of religious communities.The History of Freedom|John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
British Dictionary definitions for autonomy
noun plural -mies
- the doctrine that the individual human will is or ought to be governed only by its own principles and lawsSee also categorical imperative
- the state in which one's actions are autonomous
Word Origin for autonomy
Word Origin and History for autonomy
1620s, of states, from Greek autonomia "independence," noun of quality from autonomos "independent, living by one's own laws," from auto- "self" (see auto-) + nomos "custom, law" (see numismatics). Of persons, from 1803.