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au·tar·kyor au·tar·chy (ô′tär′kē)
n. pl. au·tar·kies or au·tar·chies
1. A policy of national self-sufficiency and nonreliance on imports or economic aid.
2. A self-sufficient region or country.
[Greek autarkeia, self-sufficiency, from autarkēs, self-sufficient : auto-, auto- + arkein, to suffice.]
au·tar′kic (-kĭk), au·tar′ki·cal (-kĭ-kəl) adj.
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n, pl -kies
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (esp of a political unit) a system or policy of economic self-sufficiency aimed at removing the need for imports
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) an economically self-sufficient country
[C17: from Greek autarkeia, from autarkēs self-sufficient, from auto- + arkein to suffice]
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or au•tar•chy(ˈɔ tɑr ki)
n., pl. -kies.
the condition of self-sufficiency, esp. economic, as applied to a nation.
[1610–20; < Greek autárkeia <autarkēs self–sufficient =aut aut + arkeîn suffice]
au•tar′kic, au•tar′ki•cal, adj.
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a national policy of economic self-sufficiency or independence. — autarkist, n. — autarkie, autarkical, adj.See also: Economics
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