self-executing

[ self-ek-si-kyoo-ting, self- ]
/ ˌsɛlfˈɛk sɪˌkyu tɪŋ, ˈsɛlf- /

adjective

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

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Origin of self-executing

First recorded in 1865–70
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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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