Etymology
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self-determination (n.)

1680s, "determination of mind," from self- + determination. Political sense is attested from 1911, popularized by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924).

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Definitions of self-determination

self-determination (n.)
government of a political unit by its own people;
Synonyms: self-government / self-rule
self-determination (n.)
determination of one's own fate or course of action without compulsion;
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