(Self`-ev"i*dent) a. Evident without proof or reasoning; producing certainty or conviction
upon a bare presentation to the mind; as, a self-evident proposition or truth. Self`-ev"i*dent*ly, adv.
(Self`-ev`o*lu"tion) n. Evolution of one's self; development by inherent quality or power.
(Self`-ex`al*ta"tion) n. The act of exalting one's self, or the state of being so exalted.
(Self`-ex*am"i*nant) n. One who examines himself; one given to self-examination.
The humiliated self-examinant feels that there is evil in our nature as well as good.Coleridge.
(Self`-ex*am`i*na"tion) n. An examination into one's own state, conduct, and motives,
particularly in regard to religious feelings and duties.
(Self`-ex*ist"ence) n. Inherent existence; existence possessed by virtue of a being's own
nature, and independent of any other being or cause; an attribute peculiar to God. Blackmore.
(Self`-ex*ist"ent) a. Existing of or by himself, independent of any other being or cause;
as, God is the only self-existent being.
(self`-ex*plain"ing) a. Explaining itself; capable of being understood without explanation.
(Self`-ex*po"sure) n. The act of exposing one's self; the state of being so exposed.
(Self`-fer`ti*li*za"tion) n. (Bot.) The fertilization of a flower by pollen from the same
flower and without outer aid; autogamy.
(Self`-fer"ti*lized) a. (Bot.) Fertilized by pollen from the same flower.
(Self`-glo"ri*ous) a. Springing from vainglory or vanity; vain; boastful. Dryden.
1. The act of governing one's self, or the state of being governed by one's self; self-control; self-command.
2. 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.
It is to self-government, the great principle of popular representation and administration, the system
that lets in all to participate in the councels that are to assign the good or evil to all, that we may owe
what we are and what we hope to be.D. Webster.
(Self`-grat`u*la"tion) n. Gratulation of one's self.
(Self`-heal") n. (Bot.) A blue-flowered labiate plant (Brunella vulgaris); the healall.
(Self`-heal"ing) a. Having the power or property of healing itself.
(Self`-help") n. The act of aiding one's self, without depending on the aid of others.
(Self`-hom"i*cide) n. The act of killing one's self; suicide. Hakewill.
(Self"hood) n. Existence as a separate self, or independent person; conscious personality; individuality.
(Self`-ig"no*rance) n. Ignorance of one's own character, powers, and limitations.