Designated or chosen by oneself rather than by due authority.
A self-appointed mediator.
Acting in a specified role, but not so recognized by others.
A self-appointed censor.
Webster's New World
The definition of self-appointed is someone who named him or herself to a position or role.
An example of self-appointed is a person who knows everyone in the town and is the self-appointed mayor.
Appointed by oneself.
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