Meaning of self-determination
Pronunciation: (self'di-tûr"mu-nā'shun, self"-), [key]
- determination by oneself or itself, without outside influence.
- freedom to live as one chooses, or to act or decide without consulting another or others.
- the determining by the people of the form their government shall have, without reference to the wishes of any other nation, esp. by people of a territory or former colony.
- self-determination (Thesaurus)