self-governing
adjective Date: 1778 having control or rule over oneself; specifically having self-government ; autonomous

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  • self-governing — adj a country or organization that is self governing is controlled by its own members rather than by someone from another country or organization ▪ self governing states >self government n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-governing — adjective something such as a country or organization that is self governing controls itself …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-governing — index free (enjoying civil liberty), independent, nonpartisan Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • self-governing — ADJ A self governing region or organization is governed or run by its own people rather than by the people of another region or organization. ...a self governing province... The local hospital was one of the first to apply to become self… …   English dictionary

  • self-governing — adjective a country or organization that is self governing is controlled by its own members rather than by someone from another country or organization: a self governing trust …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ˌself-ˈgoverning — adj something such as a country or organization that is self governing controls itself ˌself ˈgovernment noun [U] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • self-governing — adj. Self governing is used with these nouns: ↑colony …   Collocations dictionary

  • self-governing — UK / US adjective something such as a country or organization that is self governing controls itself …   English dictionary

  • self-governing — self gov·ern·ing (sĕlfʹgŭvʹər nĭng) adj. 1. Exercising control or rule over oneself or itself. 2. Having the right or power of self government; autonomous. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-governing — Synonyms and related words: absolute, aristocratic, autarchic, autarkic, authoritarian, autocratic, automated, automatic, automatous, autonomous, bureaucratic, civic, civil, constitutional, cybernated, democratic, despotic, dictatorial, fascist,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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