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autarch

[ aw-tahrk ]
/ ˈɔ tɑrk /
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noun

an absolute ruler; autocrat; tyrant.

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Origin of autarch

1860–65; <Greek aútarchos, noun use of aútarchos autocratic, equivalent to aut-aut- + -archos-arch
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