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autarchy

1. unlimited rule; autocracy
2. self-government; self-rule

autarchy

  1. absolute sovereignty or despotic rule.
  2. see AUTARKY.
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48) The autarch is both physically and politically agile.
56) The autarch presents a distinct sequence of meanings: the State as mother of torture, a distant authority hated in ignorance, the whore of Babylon, and the person in the House Absolute, mild as a dove and clever as a serpent.
If the death of the autarch was an anguished Triduum, the Mass of "The Sand Garden" shows Severian kneeling in gratitude (2.