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self-government

Definitions of self-government
  1. noun
    government of a political unit by its own people
    synonyms: self-determination, self-rule
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    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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