autarchy

1 of 2

noun (1)

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

autarchy

2 of 2

noun (2)

plural autarchies
: absolute sovereignty : autocracy
autarch noun

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

by alteration

Noun (2)

Greek autarchia, from aut- + -archia -archy

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1617, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1665, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of autarchy was in 1617

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Cite this Entry

“Autarchy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autarchy. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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