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Meaning of self-appointed

self-ap•pointed

Pronunciation: (self'u-poin'tid), [key]
— adj.
  1. chosen by oneself to act in a certain capacity or to fulfill a certain function, esp. pompously or self-righteously: a self-appointed guardian of the public's morals.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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