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English definition of “self-appointed”

self-appointed

adjective [not gradable]  /ˌself·əˈpɔɪn·tɪd/ us  
behaving as if you had special knowledge or authority without actually having it: Mrs. McElvey was the self-appointed spokeswoman for the group.
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