Definitions of autarchy
  1. noun
    a political system governed by a single individual
    synonyms: autocracy
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    an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority
    Caesarism, Stalinism, absolutism, authoritarianism, despotism, dictatorship, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, totalitarianism, tyranny
    a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
    parliamentary monarchy
    a monarchy having a parliament
    a monarchy with a king or queen as head of state
    a monarchy with an emperor as head of state
    police state
    a country that maintains repressive control over the people by means of police (especially secret police)
    type of:
    form of government, political system
    the members of a social organization who are in power
  2. noun
    economic independence as a national policy
    synonyms: autarky
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    type of:
    independence, independency
    freedom from control or influence of another or others
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