A policy of national self-sufficiency and nonreliance on imports or economic aid.
A self-sufficient region or country.
Economic self-sufficiency, esp. on a national basis; national policy of getting along without imports.
Other Word Forms
Origin of autarky
- Greek autarkeia self-sufficiency from autarkēs self-sufficient auto- auto- arkein to suffice
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Ancient Greek αὐτάρκεια (autarkia, “self sufficiency”).