Definition of autogestion in English:

autogestion

noun

Politics
  • A socialist system in which workers have authority in political and economic decision-making, and hold ultimate responsibility in the workplace, as opposed to state-run socialism. Now also more generally: the relinquishment of managerial responsibilities to the employees in a workplace.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in The New York Times. From French autogestion, lit. ‘self-management’ from auto- + gestion management.

Pronunciation

autogestion

/ˌɔːtəʊˈdʒɛstʃ(ə)n/