[ aw-tahr-kee ]
/ ˈɔ tɑr ki /
noun, plural au·tar·kies.
the condition of self-sufficiency, especially economic, as applied to a nation.
a national policy of economic independence.
Related formsau·tar·kic, au·tar·ki·cal, adjectiveau·tar·ki·cal·ly, adverbau·tar·kist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for autarky
/ (ˈɔːtɑːkɪ) /
noun plural -kies
(esp of a political unit) a system or policy of economic self-sufficiency aimed at removing the need for imports
an economically self-sufficient country
Derived Formsautarkic, adjectiveautarkist, noun
Word Origin for autarky
C17: from Greek autarkeia, from autarkēs self-sufficient, from auto- + arkein to suffice
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