Definition of Self-preservation

1. Noun. Preservation of yourself from harm; a natural or instinctive tendency.

Generic synonyms: Preservation, Saving



Definition of Self-preservation

1. Noun. The instinctive behaviour that protects oneself from harm ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-preservation

self-pollination
self-polluted
self-polluter
self-polluters
self-pollutes
self-polluting
self-portrait
self-portraits
self-posited
self-positing
self-possessed
self-possession
self-praise
self-preservation (current term)
self-pride
self-proclaimed
self-produced
self-promotion
self-propelled
self-propelled vehicle
self-propelling
self-protection
self-publishing
self-punishment
self-raising
self-raising flour
self-realisation
self-realization

Literary usage of Self-preservation

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1. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1905)
"On the contrary, although self-preservation is in certain cases an excuse recognised by International Law, no State is obliged patiently to submit to ..."

2. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1920)
"From the earliest time of the existence of an Excuse the Law of Nations self-preservation was considered 10 a sufficient justification for many acts of a ..."

3. International Law: A Treatise by Lassa Oppenheim (1912)
"It is a fact that in certain cases violations committed in self-preservation are not prohibited by the Law of Nations. But, nevertheless, they remain ..."

4. A Treatise on International Law by William Edward Hall, Alexander Pearce Higgins (1917)
"IN the last resort almost the whole of the duties of states are subordinated to the right of self-preservation. Where law affords inadequate protection to ..."

5. A Treatise on International Law by William Edward Hall (1890)
"self-preservation. § 83. IN the last resort almost the whole of the duties PART II. of states are subordinated to the right of self-preservation. ..."

6. A Treatise on International Law by William Edward Hall (1890)
"IN the last resort almost the whole of the duties PART II. of states are subordinated to the right of self-preservation. ' Where law affords inadequate ..."

7. Elements of International Law: With a Sketch of the History of the Science by Henry Wheaton (1836)
"CHAPTER I. RIGHT OF self-preservation. EVERY state has certain sovereign rights, ... Right of self-preservation. Right of self-defence modified by the equal ..."

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