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I appreciate your explanation, but I would appreciate it even more if you didn't make comments about my knowledge or lack of it in notes to other users. I had a list of isolated words and I wanted an equivalent for the word "autarquia" only. When I posted my question, I referred it was "autarquia" in the sense used in pt-pt. That is, in the sense of local authorities, municipality, etc. A pt-pt native speaker would understand it without further context.
Hurray! Now I kow what contexts is!
Also, that topic list would the context. That Is The Context. At least is shows that this is not academic and refers to Portuguese municipios. See what I mean>? I am interested in knowing what you believe context is..cheers
No Silvia..autarquia has the same meanings in Portuguese as in English. Anyone writing about Forms of government or describing governments would use the word in English or Portuguese. For example, the North KOrean government is an autarchy/autarquia. also
Vera Rocha Local time: 01:52 Works in field Native speaker of: Portuguese PRO pts in category: 4
Thank you all for your suggestions. This was the word I was looking for.
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autarchy (ky), autocracy, self-government
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