- absolute sovereignty.
- an autocratic government.
Origin of autarchy
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Related Words for autarchicabsolutistic, authoritarian, autocratic, despotic, dictatorial, monocratic, totalitarian, tyrannical, tyrannous, monarchical
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Historical Examples of autarchic
At a very small scale of existence, such as autarchic existence, the means were very simple, and very few.The Civilization of Illiteracy
- unlimited rule; autocracy
- self-government; self-rule
Word Origin for autarchy
C17: from Greek autarkhia, from autarkhos autocratic; see auto-, -archy
- a variant spelling (now rare) of autarky
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Word Origin and History for autarchic
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