au·​tar·​chic ȯ-ˈtär-kik How to pronounce autarchic (audio)
autarchical adjective

Examples of autarchic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web With its decision, Italy’s government is following fascist footsteps not only in the autarchic belief that the country must protect itself against foreign influence, but also in asking its citizens to follow absurd rules. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, 5 Apr. 2023 Whether through libertarian self-reliance or autarchic writ, human effort is first seen as individual effort—especially in the West. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, 12 May 2017

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Word History


by confusion with -archic (from -archy + -ic entry 1)

First Known Use

1838, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of autarchic was in 1838

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Cite this Entry

“Autarchic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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