A a


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [aw-tahr-kee]
    • /ˈɔ tɑr ki/
    • /ˈɔːtɑːkɪ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [aw-tahr-kee]
    • /ˈɔ tɑr ki/

Definitions of autarchy word

  • noun autarchy unlimited rule; autocracy 3
  • noun autarchy self-government; self-rule 3
  • noun autarchy absolute rule or sovereignty; autocracy 3
  • noun autarchy a country under such rule 3
  • abbreviation AUTARCHY autarky 3
  • noun plural autarchy absolute sovereignty. 1

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Origin of autarchy

First appearance:

before 1655
One of the 46% oldest English words
First recorded in 1655-65, autarchy is from the Greek word autarchía self-rule. See aut-, -archy

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Parts of speech for Autarchy


autarchy popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 59% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

autarchy usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for autarchy

noun autarchy

  • tyranny — arbitrary or unrestrained exercise of power; despotic abuse of authority. Synonyms: despotism, absolutism, dictatorship.
  • dictatorship — Dictatorship is government by a dictator.
  • monocracy — government by only one person; autocracy.
  • autocracy — Autocracy is government or control by one person who has complete power.
  • despotism — Despotism is cruel and unfair government by a ruler or rulers who have a lot of power.

Antonyms for autarchy

noun autarchy

  • democracy — A democracy is a country in which the people choose their government by voting for it.

Top questions with autarchy

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