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[ahr-self, ouuh r-, ou-er-] /ɑrˈsɛlf, aʊər-, ˌaʊ ər-/

one’s own person, individuality, etc., considered as private and apart from others:
It is for ourself that we should strive for greater knowledge.
(a form corresponding to ourselves, used of a single person, especially in the regal or formal style, as we for I):
We have taken unto ourself such powers as may be necessary.
(archaic) a variant of myself, formerly used by monarchs or editors in formal contexts


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