- The definition of self imposed is something that you require or expect of yourself, rather than something required by another.
An example of self imposed is when you require of yourself that you get all As in school.
self-imposed definition by Webster's New World
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imposed or inflicted on oneself by oneself
self-imposed definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Imposed by oneself on oneself; voluntarily assumed or endured: self-imposed exile.