[self-guhv-ernd, self-]


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

Nearby words

  1. self-fulfilment,
  2. self-generated,
  3. self-generating,
  4. self-generation,
  5. self-glorification,
  6. self-governing,
  7. self-government,
  8. self-gratification,
  9. self-hardening,
  10. self-harm

Origin of self-governed

First recorded in 1700–10

Related formsself-gov·ern·ing, adjectivenon·self-gov·ern·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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