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self-governed

[ self-guhv-ernd, self- ]
/ ˌsɛlfˈgʌv ərnd, ˈsɛlf- /
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adjective

governed by itself or having self-government, as a state or community; independent.
self-regulating; self-determining.
exercising self-restraint or self-control.

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RELATED WORDS

autonomous, sovereign

Nearby words

self-fulfilment, self-generated, self-generating, self-generation, self-glorification, self-governed, self-governing, self-government, self-gratification, self-hardening, self-harm

Origin of self-governed

First recorded in 1700–10
SYNONYMS FOR self-governed
Related formsself-gov·ern·ing, adjectivenon·self-gov·ern·ing, adjective
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