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autarch

Syllabification: au·tarch
Pronunciation: /ˈôtärk
 
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Definition of autarch in English:

noun

A ruler who has absolute power.
Example sentences
  • Early in his essay, the editor makes it clear that his warning is against all autarchs.
  • It's an anarchic assemblage of petty autocracies with numerous additional charismatic nobles advising the autarchs.
  • But in the old Citadel in the enormous city, they still exist: two Masters, some journeymen and the apprentices, all locked up in their tower, doing the biddings of the judges and the autarchs, inflicting pain and ending lives.

Origin

early 19th century: from Greek autarkhos, from autos 'self' + arkhos 'leader'.

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