Definitions for self-government

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. government of a state, community, or region by its own people.

    Category: Government

  2. the condition of being self-governed.

    Category: Government

  3. self-control.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. self-government, self-determination, self-rule(noun)

    government of a political unit by its own people


  1. self-government(Noun)

    The governance of a region by its own populace; autonomy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Self-government(noun)

    the act of governing one's self, or the state of being governed by one's self; self-control; self-command

  2. Self-government(noun)

    hence, government of a community, state, or nation by the joint action of the mass of people constituting such a civil body; also, the state of being so governed; democratic government; democracy

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government by the people of the country without outside control.

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