noun au·tar·ky \ˈ-ˌtär-kē\

Definition of AUTARKY

:  self-sufficiency, independence; specifically :  national economic self-sufficiency and independence
:  a policy of establishing a self-sufficient and independent national economy

Origin of AUTARKY

German Autarkie, from Greek autarkeia, from autarkēs self-sufficient, from aut- + arkein to defend, suffice — more at ark
First Known Use: 1657

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism


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