suo motu
 n.— «The Petroleum Ministry, on the other hand, has been maintaining that the DGH was not a regulator in the statutory sense, as it did not take suo motu cognisance but only took up cases referred to it by the Ministry.» —“Govt nominees on ONGC board—ONGC chief, Petroleum Ministry lock horns” by Richa Mishra Hindu Business Line (India) Sept. 6, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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