self-appointed

[ self-uh-poin-tid ]
/ ˈsɛlf əˈpɔɪn tɪd /
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adjective

chosen by oneself to act in a certain capacity or to fulfill a certain function, especially pompously or self-righteously: a self-appointed guardian of the public's morals.

Origin of self-appointed

First recorded in 1790–1800

Related forms

self-ap·point·ment, noun
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self-appointed

adjective

having assumed authority without the agreement of othersa self-appointed critic

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