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English definition of “self-determination”

self-determination

noun [U]     /ˌself.dɪˌtɜː.mɪˈneɪ.ʃən/ US  /-ˌtɝː-/
the ability or power to make decisions for yourself, especially the power of a nation to decide how it will be governedColonisation and self-government
(Definition of self-determination noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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