[ self-guhv-ernd, self- ]
/ ˌsɛlfˈgʌv ərnd, ˈsɛlf- /
governed by itself or having self-government, as a state or community; independent.
exercising self-restraint or self-control.
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Origin of self-governed
First recorded in 1700–10
OTHER WORDS FROM self-governedself-gov·ern·ing, adjectivenon·self-gov·ern·ing, adjective
Words nearby self-governed
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