autarchy

[aw-tahr-kee]
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Origin of autarchy

First recorded in 1655–65, autarchy is from the Greek word autarchía self-rule. See aut-, -archy
Related formsau·tar·chic, au·tar·chi·cal, adjectiveau·tar·chi·cal·ly, adverbau·tar·chist, noun
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autarchy

1
noun plural -chies
  1. unlimited rule; autocracy
  2. self-government; self-rule
Derived Formsautarchic or autarchical, adjective

Word Origin for autarchy

C17: from Greek autarkhia, from autarkhos autocratic; see auto-, -archy

autarchy

2
noun plural -chies
  1. a variant spelling (now rare) of autarky
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Word Origin and History for autarchic

autarchy

n.

1660s, "absolute sovereignty," from Greek autarkhia, from autarkhein "to be an absolute ruler," from autos "self" (see auto-) + arkhein "to rule" (see archon).

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