Autarchy definition

ôtärkē
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Absolute rule or power; autocracy.
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Absolute rule or sovereignty; autocracy.
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A country under such rule.
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A condition of absolute power.
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An autocratic government; an autocracy.
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Self-government; a condition of economic self-sufficiency or national independence.
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A country under such rule.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
autarchy
Plural:
autarchies

Origin of autarchy

  • From Greek autarkhos self-governing, autarch auto- auto- arkhos ruler (from arkhein to rule)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Ancient Greek αὐταρχία (autarcheia, “absolute governing”)

    From Wiktionary