autarchy

autarchy

[aw-tahr-kee]
noun, plural autarchies.
1.
absolute sovereignty.
2.
an autocratic government.

Origin:
1655–65; < Greek autarchía self-rule. See aut-, -archy

autarchic, autarchical, adjective
autarchically, adverb
autarchist, noun
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autarchy1 (ˈɔːtɑːkɪ)
 
n , pl -chies
1.  unlimited rule; autocracy
2.  self-government; self-rule
 
[C17: from Greek autarkhia, from autarkhos autocratic; see auto-, -archy]
 
au'tarchic1
 
adj
 
au'tarchical1
 
adj

autarchy2 (ˈɔːtɑːkɪ)
 
n , pl -chies
a variant spelling (now rare) of autarky

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