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self-enforcing

[ self-en-fawr-sing, -fohr- ]
/ ˈsɛlf ɛnˈfɔr sɪŋ, -ˈfoʊr- /
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adjective
of or having the capability of enforcement within oneself or itself; self-regulating.
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Origin of self-enforcing

First recorded in 1950–55

OTHER WORDS FROM self-enforcing

self-en·force·ment, noun
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