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Definition of "self-governed" []

  • Not controlled or swayed by others. (adjective)
  • Characterized by self-discipline or self-control. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "self-governed" in a sentence
  • "They dwelt in cities of their own which were practically self-governed, and they were granted many privileges."
  • "Forming a women's caucus dedicated to furthering women's rights seems crucial as Iraq becomes a self-governed democracy."
  • "But in Laguna Woods Village, tucked in the heart of one of the most conservative and wealthiest counties in California, these ganja-smoking grandparents have stirred up a heated debate with their collective, attracting a crackdown from within the self-governed community."
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