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Meaning of SELF-GOVERNMENT

Pronunciation:  self 'guvurnmunt, s'elfg'uvurnmunt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  government of a country by its own people
 

SELF-GOVERNMENT is a 15 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: self-determination, self-rule
 
 See Also: autonomy, home rule, liberty, local option, sovereignty

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Self`-gov"ern*ment\, n.
1. The act of governing one's self, or the state of being
   governed by one's self; self-control; self-command.

2. 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.

         It is to self-government, the great principle of
         popular representation and administration, -- the
         system that lets in all to participate in the
         councels that are to assign the good or evil to all,
         -- that we may owe what we are and what we hope to
         be.                                   --D. Webster.

 

 

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