Definition of self-government :
1. 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.
2. The act of governing one's self, or the state of being governed by one's self; self- control; self- command.
discipline, self-command, stability, freedom, home rule, dependence, big government, autarky, free, continence, sovereignty, self-control, willpower, autonomy, self-governance, independency, self-mastery, self-determination, centralism, self-containment, self-rule, self-discipline, banana republic, independence, liberty, conduct, restraint, republic, coalition, character, autocracy, self-possession, absolutism, caretaker government, anarchy, self-restraint