self-government Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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self-governmentnoun [U]

uk   /ˌselfˈɡʌv.ən.mənt/ /-əm-/  us   /-ɚn-/
the ​control of a ​country or an ​area by the ​peopleliving there, or the ​control of an ​organization by a ​group of ​peopleindependent of ​central or ​localgovernment: The ​pollshowed that 80 ​percent of the ​population of the ​regionsupported self-government.
self-governing
adjective uk   /ˌselfˈɡʌv.ən.ɪŋ/  us   /-ɚ.nɪŋ/
self-governing ​countries/​schools
(Definition of self-government from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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