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An absolute ruler; a despot.

[Greek autarkhos, self-governing, autarch; see autarchy1.]


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an absolute ruler
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While in that scenario, the USA will become autarch, the impact on the German economy, the euro area's largest, would be translated in output loss of e1/419bn or only 0.
Following the dog's trail through underground passages beneath the guild tower leads him to Valeria, a young woman and only child who has been cloistered for centuries in a courtyard called the Atrium of time while waiting to be summoned by the autarch.
Now free, Mara's magical abilities make her valuable to those seeking to dethrone the oppressive Autarch and free the empire from his control.