Meaning of self-electing in English:

self-electing

Pronunciation /ˌsɛlfɪˈlɛktɪŋ/

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or practising self-election; specifically (of a body) that elects its own members.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Byfield (bap. 1598, d. 1664), clergyman and ejected minister. From self- + elect + -ing, after self-election.