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self-determination

[ self-di-tur-muh-ney-shuh n, self- ]SEE DEFINITION OF self-determination

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The right of self-determination is the international expression of this challenge.

And life belongs to him; for the self-determination of thought is life, and he is self-determination.

Reason manifested in the forms of power is self-determination.

Spontaneity or self-determination only thereby becomes will.

She aims at a lasting peace, on the basis of the self-determination of peoples.

The second was the so-called Cossack separatism or self-determination.

Self-determination can never be squared with mere adjustments.

We are impatient of all that gets in the way of our self-determination.

By what principle of self-determination has Smyrna been handed to Greece?

They strove for the 'self-determination of peoples' but find that it was for some people, but not all.

WORD ORIGIN

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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