Meaning of “autonomy” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “autonomy” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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autonomynoun [ U ]

us /ɔˈtɑn·ə·mi/

the right of a group of people to govern itself or to organize its own activities:

District officials had rebuffed a proposal to grant greater autonomy to local schools.
adjective us /ɔˈtɑn·ə·məs/

an autonomous region/republic

(Definition of “autonomy” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)