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or 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.


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]
auˈtarkic adj
ˈautarkist n


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.
au′tar•kist, n.


a national policy of economic self-sufficiency or independence. — autarkist, n. — autarkie, autarkical, adj.
See also: Economics
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autarky - economic independence as a national policy
independence, independency - freedom from control or influence of another or others


nAutarkie f
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