self-government

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n self-government government of a political unit by its own people
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Self-government Hence, government of a community, state, or nation by the joint action of the mass of people constituting such a civil body; also, the state of being so governed; democratic government; democracy. "It is to self-government , the great principle of popular representation and administration, -- the system that lets in all to participate in the councels that are to assign the good or evil to all, -- that we may owe what we are and what we hope to be."
    • Self-government The act of governing one's self, or the state of being governed by one's self; self-control; self-command.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n self-government The government of one's self; self-control.
    • n self-government The government of a nation, province, district, or town by itself, either in all points or in certain particulars (as local affairs).
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Self-government self-control: government by the joint action of the mass of the people: democracy
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Quotations

  • Kwame Nkrumah
    Kwame Nkrumah
    “We prefer self-government with danger to servitude in tranquility.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. self, seolf, sylf; Dut. zelf, Ger. selbe, Goth. silba.

Usage

In literature:

The republic is self-governing, and its economic basis is one of honest industry.
"The Land of Contrasts" by James Fullarton Muirhead
In other words, with direct legislation rises local self-government.
"Direct Legislation by the Citizenship through the Initiative and Referendum" by James W. Sullivan
No mistress was present, for on occasions such as this Miss Bishop believed in self-government.
"The Luckiest Girl in the School" by Angela Brazil
Riots, Chinese, people's self-government, 97-101.
"China and the Chinese" by Herbert Allen Giles
Its assertion of human right to self-government lies a hundred years back of it.
"An Account of the Proceedings on the Trial of Susan B. Anthony" by Anonymous
Under the Treaty of Vereeniging we undertook that no franchise should be extended to natives before the grant of self-government.
"Liberalism and the Social Problem" by Winston Spencer Churchill
Tesaoua is also independent and self-governed, as are most of the places hereabouts.
"Narrative of a Mission to Central Africa Performed in the Years 1850-51, Volume 2" by James Richardson
Nowhere in the world had local self-government been carried to such extent and perfection.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, Issue 2, February, 1864" by Various
If we are a free, self-governing people, we can blame nobody but ourselves for our misfortunes.
"What Social Classes Owe to Each Other" by William Graham Sumner
Thus the demand for self-government became more and more general.
"The Story of Newfoundland" by Frederick Edwin Smith, Earl of Birkenhead
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In news:

A high degree of self government was attained in 1948.
26 Detroit schools to be self- governed .
Should the Maine Housing Authority's spending be self governed or watched by others.
Self Governed 10% (36 votes) Watched By Others 90% (327 votes.
The self-governing orchestra launches its 23rd season with a program of music and musicians from Brazil.
BAGHDAD —Iraq's top military spokesman says that Iraqi and Kurdish security officials have reached an agreement to defuse tension between the central government and the self-ruled autonomous region over disputed northern areas.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's top military spokesman says that Iraqi and Kurdish security officials have reached an agreement to defuse tension between the central government and the self-ruled autonomous region over disputed northern areas.
Paul Ryan is a budget hawk's budget hawk, never one to believe a government bureaucrat who self-servingly claims that a spending cut will cause real damage to his program and the people it benefits.
BAGHDAD—Iraq's top military spokesman says that Iraqi and Kurdish security officials have reached an agreement to defuse tension between the central government and the self-ruled autonomous region over disputed northern areas.
The president of Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region visited Kurdish troops Monday in ethnically disputed areas near the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, a move likely to worsen already poor relations with the country's central government.
T he president of Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region visited Kurdish troops Monday in ethnically disputed areas near the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, a move likely to worsen already poor relations with the country's central government.
The practice of government by self-extortion.
The government's scale and ability to look beyond narrow self-interest make its involvement in many programs the smart choice.
Thaksin, who speaks frequently of his desire to return to Thailand, continues to undermine his sister's authority by suggesting he runs the government from his self-imposed exile .
The practice of government by self- extortion .
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In science:

Due to this feature of the governing equations, there are self-similar solutions, which are invariant under the scale transformation.
Kinematic self-similar solutions in general relativity
Self-similarity assumption enables us to simplify the governing equations.
Kinematic self-similar solutions in general relativity
More precisely they suggested that as an indication of the critical state, long ranged spatio-temporal correlations may emerge in some systems governed by a self-organizing dynamics, in absence of a fine tuning parameter.
Particle-hole symmetry in a sandpile model
Schulz-Baldes, Upper bounds for quantum dynamics governed by Jacobi matrices with self-similar spectra, Rev.
Upper bounds on wavepacket spreading for random Jacobi matrices
We also discuss some interesting properties of these self-similar limit processes, and governing equations for their probability densities.
Correlated continuous time random walks
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