Definition of self-government noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌself ˈɡʌvənmənt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌself ˈɡʌvərnmənt//
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the government or control of a country or an organization by its own people or members, not by others Senegal achieved self-government in 1958 and full independence in 1960. There have been demands for a wider measure of regional self-government.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: self-government