self-governing

ADJ
A self-governing region or organization is governed or run by its own people rather than by the people of another region or organization.

...a self-governing province...

The local hospital was one of the first to apply to become self-governing.

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  • self-governing — adj a country or organization that is self governing is controlled by its own members rather than by someone from another country or organization ▪ self governing states >self government n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-governing — adjective something such as a country or organization that is self governing controls itself …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • self-governing — index free (enjoying civil liberty), independent, nonpartisan Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • self-governing — adjective a country or organization that is self governing is controlled by its own members rather than by someone from another country or organization: a self governing trust …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ˌself-ˈgoverning — adj something such as a country or organization that is self governing controls itself ˌself ˈgovernment noun [U] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • self-governing — adj. Self governing is used with these nouns: ↑colony …   Collocations dictionary

  • self-governing — UK / US adjective something such as a country or organization that is self governing controls itself …   English dictionary

  • self-governing — self gov·ern·ing (sĕlfʹgŭvʹər nĭng) adj. 1. Exercising control or rule over oneself or itself. 2. Having the right or power of self government; autonomous. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-governing — Synonyms and related words: absolute, aristocratic, autarchic, autarkic, authoritarian, autocratic, automated, automatic, automatous, autonomous, bureaucratic, civic, civil, constitutional, cybernated, democratic, despotic, dictatorial, fascist,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • self-governing — adjective Date: 1778 having control or rule over oneself; specifically having self government ; autonomous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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