self-government

[ self-guhv-ern-muh nt, -er-muh nt, self- ]SEE DEFINITION OF self-government
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It is an advance toward the highest conception of self-government.

Self-government can succeed only through an instructed electorate.

Self-government relies, in the end, on the governing of the self.

We must take them into our alliance, or they will destroy all our theories of self-government.

This self-denial is the test and definition of self-government.

Capacity for self-government does not come to man by nature.

Education will correct deficiencies and supply the power of self-government.

The other answered: "The terms are that you grant the citizens freedom and self-government."

These hopeless, helpless, Keltic Irishmen are unfit for self-government.

We must serve an apprenticeship to the art of self-government.

WORD ORIGIN

1734, of persons; 1798, of states, from self- + government. Related: Self-governing (1680s).

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