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autarchy absolute power to rule; absolute sovereignty; autocracy. [3 definitions]
autarky a national policy of economic self-sufficiency, involving not relying on economic aid or on imports. [2 definitions]
auteur a director whose films display a distinctive personal style. [2 definitions]
auteurism a type of film criticism in which the works of a given director, regarded as the primary creator of a film, are examined to reveal nuances of personal style.
authentic real, genuine, or valid. [2 definitions]
authenticate to prove the genuineness, reality, or validity of.
authenticity the quality or condition of being authentic.
author the writer of a book, play, story, or the like. [3 definitions]
authoritarian of, pertaining to, or advocating complete obedience or subjection to authority, esp. political authority, without concern for individual rights. [3 definitions]
authoritative having or displaying authority. [2 definitions]
authorities (used with "the") the police or other people in government.
authority the right, power, or ability to give orders, make decisions, or demand or compel obedience. [4 definitions]
authorization power or permission issued by an authority. [2 definitions]
authorize to give authority for or to; grant power to. [2 definitions]
authorized endowed with official permission or authority; given legal approval.
Authorized Version the English translation of the Bible authorized by King James I and published in England in 1611; King James Bible.
authorship the occupation or practice of writing. [2 definitions]
autism a developmental disorder usually becoming detectable in very early childhood that is characterized especially by atypical acquisition or use of language as well as atypical patterns of social interaction.
autistic having the developmental disorder of autism. [2 definitions]
autistic savant an autistic person who has an extraordinary gift or ability, as in mathematics, music, or art.
auto see automobile.