Etymology
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self-government (n.)

1734, of persons, "self-control;" 1798, of states, nations, provinces, cities, etc., "administration of its own affairs without outside direction or interference," from self- + government. Related: Self-governing (1680s); self-governed (1709 as an adjective, of persons, "marked by self-control").

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Definitions of self-government

self-government (n.)
government of a political unit by its own people;
Synonyms: self-determination / self-rule
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