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English definition of “self-government”

self-government

noun [U] uk   /ˌselfˈɡʌv.ən.mənt/ /-əm-/ us    /-ɚn-/
the control of a country or an area by the people living there, or the control of an organization by a group of people independent of central or local government: The poll showed that 80 percent of the population supported regional self-government.
self-governing
adjective uk   /ˌselfˈɡʌv.ən.ɪŋ/ us    /-ɚ.nɪŋ/
self-governing trusts/schools
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