noun (1)
au·​tar·​chy | \ ˈȯ-ˌtär-kē How to pronounce autarchy (audio) \

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noun (2)
plural autarchies

Definition of autarchy (Entry 2 of 2)

: absolute sovereignty : autocracy

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Noun (2)

autarch \ ˈȯ-​ˌtärk How to pronounce autarch (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of autarchy

Noun (1)

1617, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1665, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for autarchy

Noun (1)

by alteration

Noun (2)

Greek autarchia, from aut- + -archia -archy

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