self-government

Definitions of self-government
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n government of a political unit by its own people

Synonyms:
self-determination, self-rule
Types:
sovereignty
government free from external control
local option
freedom of a local government to determine by popular vote the applicability of a controversial law in their jurisdiction
home rule
self-government in local matters by a city or county that is part of a national government
Type of:
autonomy, liberty
immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence

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