What does self-government mean?

Definitions for self-government

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word self-government.

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-government in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of self-government in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ronald Reagan:

    This is the issue of this election : whether we believe in our capacity for self-government or whether we abandon the American revolution and confess that a little intellectual elite in a far-distant capital can plan our lives for us better than we can plan them ourselves.

  2. The President:

    This is a question between Article I and Article II -- the President is not permitted to write law. Only Congress is, the House will make that very, very clear and we will do so as an institution on behalf of the American people, on behalf of representative self-government.

  3. House Speaker Paul Ryan:

    I can’t say I’m surprised because people want self-government, they want sovereignty, they want self-determination, and I can’t say that I would feel differently if I were a citizen of Great Britain when you have people from other countries regulating your country, writing your laws, i can clearly relate to the thinking behind the Brexit vote.

  4. James Madison, (attributed):

    We have staked the whole future of American civilization, not upon the power of government, far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of mankind of self-government; upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves, to control ourselves, to sustain ourselves according to the Ten Commandments of God.

  5. Assistant Attorney General John Cruden:

    United States takes seriously the federal role in protecting tribal self-government, which has United States foundation in federal statutes, treaties and regulations, to this end, we are committed to eliminating barriers, such as these, which hinder The Tulalip Tribes from developing healthy economies and providing necessary governmental services on the reservation.

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