control of the government of a state, community, or other body by its own members; democratic government.
the condition of being self-governed.
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How to use self-government in a sentence
It could mean greater self-government within a Ukraine federation or a total break with Kiev.
Rami Hamdallah has three weeks to form a coalition to rule over Palestine's limited self-government.
This is ugly stuff, deeply self-defeating to the cause of self-government.
This Sunday, the Israeli member of Knesset Adi Kol went to Ramallah, the seat of Palestine's limited self-government.Israeli Politician Takes To Facebook To Fight For Palestinian Access | Elisheva Goldberg | April 23, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
This is self-government committing economic suicide, putting ideological absolutism ahead of solving problems.
The question of the Filipinosʼ capacity for self-government has been frequently debated since the Rebellion of 1896.The Philippine Islands | John Foreman
Shall the Félibres aim at local self-government, at a confederation something like that of the Swiss cantons?Frdric Mistral | Charles Alfred Downer
Content with self-government, the various communities, for the most part, easily bore the yoke of Roman supremacy.The Two Great Republics: Rome and the United States | James Hamilton Lewis
Even so, indeed, the virtue of self-government continued to work.Home Rule | Harold Spender
In this sense, and this only, are any people capable of self-government.Autobiography of Frank G. Allen, Minister of the Gospel | Frank G. Allen
British Dictionary definitions for self-government
the government of a country, nation, etc, by its own people
the state of being self-controlled
- self-governed, adjective
- self-governing, adjective
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