self-executing

[self-ek-si-kyoo-ting, self-]
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adjective

going into effect immediately without the need of supplementary legislation: a self-executing treaty.

Nearby words

  1. self-esteem,
  2. self-evident,
  3. self-examination,
  4. self-excited,
  5. self-exculpatory,
  6. self-exile,
  7. self-existent,
  8. self-explanatory,
  9. self-expression,
  10. self-feed

Origin of self-executing

First recorded in 1865–70

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British Dictionary definitions for self-executing

self-executing

adjective

(of a law, treaty, or clause in a deed or contract, etc) coming into effect automatically at a specified time, no legislation or other action being needed for enforcement
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