Self-government

Definition of Self-government

Self`-gov´ern`ment
n.1.The act of governing one's self, or the state of being governed by one's self; self-control; self-command.
2.Hence, government of a community, state, or nation by the joint action of the mass of people constituting such a civil body; also, the state of being so governed; democratic government; democracy.
It is to self-government, the great principle of popular representation and administration, - the system that lets in all to participate in the councels that are to assign the good or evil to all, - that we may owe what we are and what we hope to be.
- D. Webster.

Related Words

autonomy, home rule, liberty, local option, self-determination, self-rule, sovereignty
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