[self-ek-si-kyoo-ting, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈɛk sɪˌkyu tɪŋ, ˈsɛlf-/
going into effect immediately without the need of supplementary legislation:
a self-executing treaty.
(of a law, treaty, or clause in a deed or contract, etc) coming into effect automatically at a specified time, no legislation or other action being needed for enforcement


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