Self-help Definition

Care for or betterment of oneself by one's own efforts.
Webster's New World
The act or an instance of helping or improving oneself without assistance from others.
American Heritage
A person’s attempt to remedy a wrong perceived done to him by that person’s own actions, rather than through the legal system. Under the Uniform Commercial Code, a creditor may take possession of a debtor’s collateral upon default, if it can be done without breaching the peace.
Webster's New World Law

(law) An act of redressing or preventing a wrong by one's own actions rather than through legal proceedings.

Designating or of nontechnical books, magazines, videos, etc. designed to provide insight and guidance about one's health, psychology, family life, career, etc.
Webster's New World

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