Meaning of autonomy
Pronunciation: (ô-ton'u-mē), [key]
— pl. -mies.
- independence or freedom, as of the will or one's actions: the autonomy of the individual.
- the condition of being autonomous; self-government, or the right of self-government; independence: The rebels demanded autonomy from Spain.
- a self-governing community.
- autonomy (Thesaurus)