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autarchy

[aw-tahr-kee] /ˈɔ tɑr ki/
noun, plural autarchies.
1.
absolute sovereignty.
2.
an autocratic government.
3.
Origin
1655-1665
1655-65; < Greek autarchía self-rule. See aut-, -archy
Related forms
autarchic, autarchical, adjective
autarchically, adverb
autarchist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for autarchic

autarchy1

/ˈɔːtɑːkɪ/
noun (pl) -chies
1.
unlimited rule; autocracy
2.
self-government; self-rule
Derived Forms
autarchic, autarchical, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Greek autarkhia, from autarkhos autocratic; see auto-, -archy

autarchy2

/ˈɔːtɑːkɪ/
noun (pl) -chies
1.
a variant spelling (now rare) of autarky
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Word Origin and History for autarchic

autarchy

n.

1660s, "absolute sovereignty," from Greek autarkhia, from autarkhein "to be an absolute ruler," from autos "self" (see auto-) + arkhein "to rule" (see archon).

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