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au·toc·ra·cy

 (ô-tŏk′rə-sē)
n. pl. au·toc·ra·cies
1. Government by a single person having unlimited power; despotism.
2. A country or state that is governed by a single person with unlimited power.

autocracy

(ɔːˈtɒkrəsɪ)
n, pl -cies
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government by an individual with unrestricted authority
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the unrestricted authority of such an individual
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a country, society, etc, ruled by an autocrat

au•toc•ra•cy

(ɔˈtɒk rə si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. government in which one person has unlimited authority; the government of an autocrat.
2. a nation, state, or community ruled by an autocrat.
3. the unlimited power or authority of an autocrat.
[1645–55; < Greek autokráteia]

autocracy

1. a government in which one person has unrestricted control over others.
2. a country with an autocratic system. — autocrat, n.autocratic, adj.
See also: Government
a society or nation ruled by a person with absolute authority. — autocrat, n. — autocratie, adj.
See also: Society
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autocracy - a political system governed by a single individualautocracy - a political system governed by a single individual
monarchy - an autocracy governed by a monarch who usually inherits the authority
form of government, political system - the members of a social organization who are in power
dictatorship, monocracy, one-man rule, shogunate, Stalinism, totalitarianism, tyranny, authoritarianism, Caesarism, despotism, absolutism - a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
2.autocracy - a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual
ideology, political orientation, political theory - an orientation that characterizes the thinking of a group or nation
Machiavellianism - the political doctrine of Machiavelli: any means (however unscrupulous) can be used by a ruler in order to create and maintain his autocratic government

autocracy

noun dictatorship, tyranny, despotism, absolutism Many poor countries are abandoning autocracy.

autocracy

noun
1. A government in which a single leader or party exercises absolute control over all citizens and every aspect of their lives:
2. A political doctrine advocating the principle of absolute rule:
3. Absolute power, especially when exercised unjustly or cruelly:
Translations
حُكم فَرْدي
samovláda
diktaturenevælde
önkényuralom
einveldi, alræîi
samovláda
mutlakiyetotokrosi

autocracy

[ɔːˈtɒkrəsɪ] Nautocracia f

autocracy

[ɔːˈtɒkrəsi] n
(method of government)autocratie f
(= country, organization) → autocratie f

autocracy

nAutokratie f

autocrat

(ˈoːtəkrӕt) noun
a ruler who has total control. The Tsars of Russia were autocrats.
autocracy (oːˈtokrəsi) noun
government by an autocrat.
ˌautoˈcratic adjective
1. having absolute power. an autocratic government.
2. expecting complete obedience. a very autocratic father.
References in classic literature ?
He seemed to be an absolute ruler over the fanatical mob, for the sight of him put a sudden stop to the clamor.
But Germany found - and the Chinese are discovering - that the mere prospect of being able to displace the dominant global power as the absolute ruler of the seas turns adventurous minds to dangerous temptations.
An absolute ruler of the RSS, Kiir has since October 2011 demoted a number of GoSS officials known for being "too ambitious".
With Khamenei being supreme commander of all the armed forces in Iran, as well as the absolute ruler over all other things, the IRGC controlled Ahmadi-Nejad.
Imam Sadiq (PBUH) narrated: Allah ordered, by revelation, one of the prophets to go to the absolute ruler of that kingdom and say to him: I have not appointed you for shedding their blood and seizing their property.
He was replaced by his halfbrother Salman as the absolute ruler of the world's top oil exporter and the spiritual home of Islam.
Deadlines for presidential and legislative elections were missed time and again while Abbas consolidated his grip over the West Bank and Hamas became the absolute ruler in Gaza.
But he also complained that he was unlikely to receive a fair trial in Iran: "The only court in which there is not even a small amount of injustice is divine justice because we are all Muslims and the absolute ruler is God.
Bolkiah has been an absolute ruler since 1967 and amended the country's constitution to make himself infallible in 2006.
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In 2003, after the establishment of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), where Paul Bremer was the absolute ruler, Iran sent to Baghdad a delegation from the Foreign Ministry and the Revolutionary Guard to congratulate the CPA - which was drafted in American ink without ignoring 'Iran's friends.
The Tsars always argued that their country's uniqueness demanded a distinctive form of government, with the Tsar himself as absolute ruler of the Russian state, put there by God, and not subject to any limitation of his powers, with a firm belief that autocracy was essential if Russia were to exist as a single, totally unified country.