self-government


self-government

noun

  1. control of the government of a state, community, or other body by its own members; democratic government.
  2. the condition of being self-governed.
  3. self-control.

noun

  1. the government of a country, nation, etc, by its own people
  2. the state of being self-controlled
  3. an archaic term for self-control

n.1734, of persons; 1798, of states, from self- + government. Related: Self-governing (1680s).

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