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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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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
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autocracy

noun dictatorship, tyranny, despotism, absolutism Many poor countries are abandoning autocracy.
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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:
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Translations
حُكم فَرْدي
samovláda
diktaturenevælde
önkényuralom
einveldi, alræîi
samovláda
mutlakiyetotokrosi

autocracy

[ɔːˈtɒkrəsɪ] Nautocracia f
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autocracy

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

nAutokratie f
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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.
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