1That has judged himself or herself; that has exercised self-judgement. Also: designating a person who has judged himself or herself to be the thing specified.
Chiefly in religious contexts.
2Designating a right, interest, quality, etc., considered to be such according to personal judgement, without reference to the opinions of others.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Daniel Cawdrey (d. 1664), Church of England clergyman and ejected minister. From self- + judged, originally after Hellenistic Greek ἀυτοκατάκριτος (New Testament: Titus 3:11).