noun au·tar·chy \ˈ-ˌtär-kē\

Definition of AUTARCHY

:  autarky

Origin of AUTARCHY

by alteration
First Known Use: 1617


plural autarchies

Definition of AUTARCHY

:  absolute sovereignty :  autocracy
au·tarch \ˈ-ˌtärk\ noun

Origin of AUTARCHY

Greek autarchia, from aut- + -archia -archy
First Known Use: 1665


Next Word in the Dictionary: autarkicPrevious Word in the Dictionary: AutarchoglossaAll Words Near: autarchy
April 19, 2015
desiccate Hear it
to dry up or become dried up
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears