Definition of Self-determination

1. Noun. Government of a political unit by its own people.

Exact synonyms: Self-government, Self-rule
Generic synonyms: Autonomy, Liberty
Specialized synonyms: Sovereignty, Local Option, Home Rule



2. Noun. Determination of one's own fate or course of action without compulsion.
Generic synonyms: Discretion, Free Will

Definition of Self-determination

1. Noun. The ability or right to make your own decisions without interference from others ¹

2. Noun. The political independence of a people ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-determination

self-deportations
self-deprecating
self-deprecation
self-depreciation
self-deprivation
self-deprivations
self-destroy
self-destruct
self-destructed
self-destructing
self-destruction
self-destructions
self-destructive
self-destructiveness
self-destructs
self-determination (current term)
self-determined
self-differentiation
self-directed
self-direction
self-discipline
self-disciplined
self-discovery
self-disgust
self-distance
self-distrust
self-doubt
self-doubts
self-drilling screw
self-drive

Literary usage of Self-determination

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1. The Journal of Speculative Philosophy: Ed. by Wm. T. Harris edited by William Torrey Harris (1883)
"Now, this consciousness of the self- determination, and by no means the ... As sure, therefore, as the other is conscious of the self-determination of the ..."

2. Psychological Review by American Psychological Association (1896)
"Will is treated as self-determination, and as indeed, only the more explicit recognition of the constitutive process found in all knowledge. ..."

3. Treaty of Peace with Germany by Germany (1918- ), Germany (1918- ) Treaties, etc. 1918-, Allied and Associated Powers (1914-1920), United States Congress Senate, Germany, etc. 1918 Treaties, June 28 Treaty with Germany, 1919 (1919)
"He said, in part, as follows: Austria-Hungary having admitted the principle of self-determination in her peace proposals, Fiume as a corpus separatum claims ..."

4. Treaty of Peace with Germany by Germany (1918- ), Germany (1918- ) Treaties, etc. 1918-, Allied and Associated Powers (1914-1920), United States Congress Senate, Germany, etc. 1918 Treaties, June 28 Treaty with Germany, 1919 (1919)
"Permit me, at this time, to show why Fiume is entitled to self- determination, and why this committee should adopt proper measures in order to pay heed to ..."

5. International Relations: Eight Lectures Delivered in the United States in by James Bryce Bryce (1922)
"... be said for a slight departure from the principle of Self-Determination in order to establish a frontier which will make for the maintenance of peace. ..."

6. The Confederation of Europe: A Study of the European Alliance, 1813-1823, as by Walter Alison Phillips (1920)
"... principle of ' self-determination '—The Monroe Doctrine as a doctrine of conquest—The American attitude defined in the controversy with Colombia—Reason ..."

7. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"On both sides, therefore, the idea of self-determination would be admitted, though the tendency of the Darwinians would bo to regard this self-determination ..."

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