Meaning of “self-government” in the English Dictionary

"self-government" in British English

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self-governmentnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌselfˈɡʌv.ən.mənt/ /ˌselfˈɡʌv.əm.mənt/ us /ˌselfˈɡʌv.ɚn.mənt/

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 of the region supported self-government.
self-governing
adjective uk /ˌselfˈɡʌv.ən.ɪŋ/ us /ˌselfˈɡʌv.ɚ.nɪŋ/

self-governing countries/schools

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