noun Date: circa 1670 1. free choice of one's own acts or states without external compulsion 2. determination by the people of a territorial unit of their own future political status

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  • self-determination — self′ determina′tion n. 1) freedom to live as one chooses, or to act or decide without consulting others 2) gov freedom of a people to determine the way in which they shall be governed and whether or not they shall be self governed • Etymology:… …   From formal English to slang

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