au·​ton·​o·​mist ȯ-ˈtä-nə-mist How to pronounce autonomist (audio)
: one who advocates autonomy

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Julia Badger, the NASA autonomist, enumerates some of them for me. Tom Vanderbilt, Wired, 1 Feb. 2022

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Word History


autonomy + -ist entry 1

First Known Use

1819, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of autonomist was in 1819

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“Autonomist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Jun. 2023.

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