political self-rule; economic independence and self-sufficiency in which the government controls a nation's economy and isolates it from the rest of the world
\au"tar*chy\ (&?;), n. [gr. &?; independence; a'yto`s self + 'arkei^n to be sufficient.] self-sufficiency. [obs.]autarchy
economic independence as a national policy [syn: autarky] 2.
a political system governed by a single individual [syn: autocracy]
Autarchism (from Greek, "belief in self rule") is a political philosophy that upholds the principle of individual liberty, rejects compulsory government, and supports the elimination of government in favor of ruling oneself and no other. Advocates of the philosophy are autarchists (from Greek, "one who believes in self rule"), while the state in which everyone rules themselves and no one else is called autarchy (from Greek αὐταρχία autarchia, "state of self rule").
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1. economic independence as a national policy
(hypernym) independence, independency
2. a political system governed by a single individual
(hypernym) political system, form of government
1. Absolute rule or power; autocracy.
2. A country under such rule.
3. Variant of autarky.
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