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au·to·crat

 (ô′tə-krăt′)
n.
1. A ruler having unlimited power; a despot.
2. A person with unlimited power or authority: a corporate autocrat.

[French autocrate, from Greek autokratēs, ruling by oneself : auto-, auto- + -kratēs, -crat.]

autocrat

(ˈɔːtəˌkræt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a ruler who possesses absolute and unrestricted authority
2. a domineering or dictatorial person

au•to•crat

(ˈɔ təˌkræt)

n.
1. an absolute ruler who holds unlimited powers as by inherent right.
2. a person invested with or claiming to exercise absolute authority.
3. a person who behaves in an authoritarian manner.
[1795–1805; < Greek autokratḗs self-ruling, ruling alone]
au`to•crat′ic, au`to•crat′i•cal,

adj.
au`to•crat′i•cal•ly,

adv.

autocrat

A ruler who possesses absolute and unlimited authority.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.autocrat - a cruel and oppressive dictatorautocrat - a cruel and oppressive dictator  
czar - a person having great power
potentate, dictator - a ruler who is unconstrained by law

autocrat

noun dictator, tyrant, Big Brother, control freak, despot, absolutist Her management style was that of an unapologetic autocrat.

autocrat

noun
One who imposes or favors absolute obedience to authority:
Translations
حاكِم فَرد
samovládce
autokratenehersker
autokrat
alræîisherra, einvaldur
autokratasautokratijaautokratinispatvaldyspatvaldystė
autokrāts, patvaldnieks
autokratsamovládca
mutlak yetkili hükümdarotokrat

autocrat

[ˈɔːtəʊkræt] Nautócrata mf

autocrat

[ˈɔːtəkræt] nautocrate mf

autocrat

nAutokrat(in) m(f)

autocrat

[ˈɔːtəʊˌkræt] nautocrate m

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 ?
Why, my dear sir, that cameleopard is no other than Antiochus Epiphanes, Antiochus the Illustrious, King of Syria, and the most potent of all the autocrats of the East
And I have seen him put the pent-up anger of his heart into the aspect of the inaccessible sun, and cause it to glare fiercely like the eye of an implacable autocrat out of a pale and frightened sky.
He is a second autocrat," he concluded with a victorious smile.
Of what real harm could he be capable, this little autocrat who from his chair seemed to exercise such a malign influence upon every one with whom he was brought into contact?
Half of that night, and all of the next day, this architectural autocrat was our sole object of interest.
This new order of things disgusted him, and he howled dismally for `Marmar', as his angry passions subsided, and recollections of his tender bondwoman returned to the captive autocrat.
The Puritan, again, an autocrat in his own household, had worn out three wives, and, merely by the remorseless weight and hardness of his character in the conjugal relation, had sent them, one after another, broken-hearted, to their graves.
There was a touch of the magistrate in the man, a good deal more of the Councillor of the Prefecture, all the self-importance of the mayor of the arrondissement, the local autocrat, and the soured temper of the unsuccessful candidate who has never been returned since the year 1816.
The least appearance of opposition struck fire out of the old autocrat.
He found, however, that all the under servants had been given a holiday ashore by the autocrat Paul, and that only the sombre Mrs.
It was a warm night, however, though September, and I did not mind until I came in clad as he commanded to find the autocrat himself still booted and capped.
Now the highly paid specialist who conveys the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Limited from Chicago to Elkhart is something of an autocrat, and he does not approve of being told how to back up to a car.