I am attempting to translate a greek document and there is a concept that doesn't seem to translate to a given english word; one that I know at least.
It more or less says:
" Fiscus -a legal term- cannot be determined in terms of its own self; it can only be defined in terms of imperium, its direct opposite"...
This might be enough to convey the meaning of the sentence but I'm looking for something better. Is there a single word, or a better way to say "determined in terms of itself" (perhaps self-determined?) and "determined in terms of someting else" ?