Word of the day

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autonomous (adj) – 1. Not controlled by others or by outside forces; independent.
3. (a) Independent of the laws of another state or government; self-governing.
(b) Of or relating to a self-governing entity: an autonomous legislature.
(c) Self-governing with respect to local or internal affairs: an autonomous region of a country.
4. Autonomic.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1800, “pertaining to autonomy;” 1804, “subject to its own laws,” from Greek autonomos “having one’s own laws,” of animals, “feeding or ranging at will,” from autos “self” + nomos “law” (from PIE root *nem- “assign, allot; take”).