[ US /ˈsɛɫfˈɡəvɝnɪŋ/ ]
  1. (of political bodies) not controlled by outside forces
    an autonomous judiciary
    a sovereign state
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How To Use self-governing In A Sentence

  • Regional authorities face the chop and a smaller number of new committees will keep an eye on the self-governing trusts.
  • Turkey has been (and remains) key to our strategy of rebuilding Iraq into an effective, parliamentarily self-governing, and tribally integrated counter-balance to Iran. Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz
  • In the Colonial Conferences which have been held at intervals in London since the first Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1887, Canada has been acknowledgedly first among the self-governing colonies. Canada
  • As a group of self-governing, state-funded schools, that took bright pupils from state primary schools, they were once a beacon of excellence.
  • Self-governing dominions in the British Empire - such as Canada and after 1947 India - also had one vote each.
  • The Faroe Islands are a self-governing region of the Kingdom of Denmark.
  • In order to stimulate competition, large hospitals were encouraged to become self-governing.
  • Staff at Princess Margaret Hospital have been rehearsing and refining their major incident plan since 1993, when the hospital became a self-governing trust.
  • The inventor of PR, Edward Bernays, was an American who saw other Americans as "bobs" that floated on a "sea of emotions", that they were incapable of thinking in the sense of being a self-governing people, and needed to be psychologically and emotionally manipulated towards certain ends in order to create a healthy functioning society. american democracy (FISA Bill)
  • Perhaps this was because the English had a ready-made model of settler self-governing institutions dating from English emigration to Wales and Ireland.
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