Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Absolute power; autocracy; self-government.
  • noun Self-sufficiency; independence.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Self-sufficiency, especially economic self-sufficiency as applied to nations.
  • noun same as autarky.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A condition of absolute power.
  • noun An autocratic government; an autocracy.
  • noun Self-government; a condition of economic self-sufficiency or national independence.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun economic independence as a national policy
  • noun a political system governed by a single individual

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek αὐταρχία (autarcheia, "absolute governing")

Examples

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  • Good people be silent and hark ye!

    Believe not the goblin’s malarkey!

    He’ll wheedle and flatter

    But words do not matter.

    He means to construct an autarchy.

    July 3, 2018