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1Operating or occurring automatically.‘a self-executing program that doesn't use too much memory’
mechanized, mechanical, automated, push-button, preprogrammed, computerized, electronic, robotic, unmannedView synonyms
- ‘You can burn self-executing CDs with multiple albums.’
- ‘We are also producing some "self-executing" programs that are in HTML format.’
- ‘This is the whole book in HTML self-executing form.’
- ‘At the end of that seven-year period a self-executing destruction policy may be implemented as long as audit documentation that needs to be retained for a longer period is protected.’
- ‘Even the most self-evident moral principles are generally not self-executing.’
- 1.1Law (of a law or legal clause) not needing legislation to be enforced; automatic.‘self-executing treaties’
- ‘In the United States criminal laws cannot be self-executing.’
- ‘Community laws and regulations are made by the European Commission and the Council of Ministers, and the European Court of Justice declares which laws are self-executing.’
- ‘Many treaties are not self-executing, which means that in the absence of a congressional statute creating such a right, no American citizen can sue to enforce such treaties.’
- ‘Internet works are specifically further protected under the 2002 World Intellectual Property Organization Copyright Treaty, which is self-executing.’
- ‘These provisions, drafted by the National Federation of the Blind, are not self-executing.’
- ‘The Court seemed to conflate two different notions, that of political acts immune from judicial review, and that of self-executing international obligations.’
- ‘He noted that in the 1950s, the Department of Justice took the position that the Geneva Conventions are self-executing.’
- ‘The Dutch Constitution generally gives pre-eminence to the self-executing norms of international treaties.’
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