Definition for AU-TON'O-MY

AU-TON'O-MY, n. [Gr. αυτος, self, and νομος, law, rule.]

This word is rarely used. It signifies the power or right of self-government, whether in a city which elects its own magistrates and makes its own laws, or in an individual who lives according to his own will. – Johnson. Encyc.

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