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Meaning of AUTARCHY

Pronunciation:  'otârkee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a political system governed by a single individual
  2. [n]  economic independence as a national policy

AUTARCHY is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: autarky, autocracy
 Antonyms: commonwealth, democracy, republic
 See Also: absolutism, authoritarianism, Caesarism, despotism, diarchy, dictatorship, dyarchy, form of government, independence, independency, monarchy, monocracy, one-man rule, political system, shogunate, Stalinism, totalitarianism, tyranny



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Au"tar*chy\, n. [Gr. ? independence; a'yto`s self +
'arkei^n to be sufficient.]
Self-sufficiency. [Obs.] --Milton.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: absolute monarchy, absolutism, aristocracy, autarky, authoritarianism, autocracy, autonomy, benevolent despotism, Caesarism, coalition government, colonialism, commonwealth, constitutional government, constitutional monarchy, czarism, Declaration of Independence, democracy, despotism, dictatorship, dominion rule, duarchy, duumvirate, dyarchy, federal government, federation, feudal system, garrison state, gerontocracy, heteronomy, hierarchy, hierocracy, home rule, independence, individualism, inner-direction, kaiserism, limited monarchy, martial law, meritocracy, militarism, military government, mob rule, mobocracy, monarchy, neocolonialism, ochlocracy, oligarchy, one-man rule, one-party rule, pantisocracy, paternalism, patriarchate, patriarchy, police state, pure democracy, regency, representative democracy, representative government, republic, rugged individualism, self-containment, self-determination, self-direction, self-government, self-reliance, self-sufficiency, social democracy, Stalinism, stratocracy, technocracy, thearchy, theocracy, totalitarian government, totalitarian regime, totalitarianism, triarchy, triumvirate, tyranny, welfare state