autarchy

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

Definition of autarchy

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autarchy

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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The first known use of autarchy was in 1617

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“Autarchy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autarchy. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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