A young adult from a strict household who is now living on her own for the first time is an example of someone experiencing autonomy.
Granted autonomy to a national minority.
Other Word Forms
Origin of autonomy
- Greek autonomiā from autonomos self-ruling autonomous
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek αὐτονομία (autonomia), from αὐτόνομος (autonomos), from αὐτός (autos, “self”) + νόμος (nomos, “law”). See auto- (“self”) and -nomy (“a system of rules or laws about a particular field”).