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WORD ORIGIN

1680s, "determination of mind," from self- + determination. Political sense is attested from 1911, popularized by U.S. President Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924).

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