preservation of self

See self-preservation.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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  • self-preservation — 1610s, from SELF (Cf. self) + PRESERVATION (Cf. preservation). First attested in Donne …   Etymology dictionary

  • Preservation (library and archival science) — Preservation is a branch of library and information science concerned with maintaining or restoring access to artifacts, documents and records through the study, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of decay and damage. [cite web… …   Wikipedia

  • Preservation metadata — is an essential component of most digital preservation strategies. As an increasing proportion of the world’s information output shifts from analog to digital form, it is necessary to develop new strategies to preserve this information for the… …   Wikipedia

  • Self-preservation — Self pres er*va tion, n. The preservation of one s self from destruction or injury. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • self-preservation — /ˌsɛlf prɛzəˈveɪʃən/ (say .self prezuh vayshuhn) noun 1. preservation of oneself from harm or destruction. –phrase 2. instinct of (or for) self preservation, an intuitive response thought to be instinctive in animals, which prompts whichever… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Preservation — may mean:* Cultural Heritage Preservation, which includes: **Preservation (library and archival science), maintenance of artifacts and the intellectual record **Art conservation, the retention of cultural heritage for the future. **Digital… …   Wikipedia

  • self-preservation — [self′prez΄ər vā′shən] n. 1. preservation of oneself from danger, injury, or death 2. the urge to preserve oneself, regarded as an instinct …   English World dictionary

  • self-preservation — self preserving, adj. /self prez euhr vay sheuhn, self /, n. preservation of oneself from harm or destruction. [1605 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-preservation — self preser vation n [U] protection of yourself and your own life in a threatening or dangerous situation ▪ the instinct for self preservation …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-preservation — self′ preserva′tion n. preservation of oneself from harm or destruction • Etymology: 1605–15 self′ preserv′ing, adj …   From formal English to slang

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