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adjective as in independent

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But as a self-governing commonwealth, the Marianas were exempt from U.S. labor standards and even immigration laws.

It followed from the decision of the council that the English Church in a self-governing colony is a voluntary association.

It was stipulated that these should be fully self-governing, but there was no definition whatever of this phrase.

An autocracy would no doubt have been admissible as a fully self-governing democracy with a franchise limited to one person.

Most of the British self-governing colonies are to-day great States, well able to defend themselves from overseas attack.

In a self-governing community, it probably will not do a great injustice to either party for any length of time.

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On this page you'll find 11 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to self-governing, such as: autonomous, and sovereign.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.