autocracy


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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 ?
* The Black Hundreds were reactionary mobs organized by the perishing Autocracy in the Russian Revolution.
In his mystic acceptance of the principle of autocracy he was bent on extirpating from the land every vestige of anything that resembled freedom in public institutions; and in his ruthless persecution of the rising generation he seemed to aim at the destruction of the very hope of liberty itself.
." It may be that the man who made this declaration believed that heaven itself was bound to protect him in his remorseless defence of Autocracy on this earth.
Roque however argued that no autocracy exists in the country under the Duterte's leadership, citing the freedom of the press, a working judiciary and legislature, among others.
Summary: New York [U.S.A], July 28 (ANI): Pakistani social media buffs, who are often known for storming out on Facebook and Twitter over critical issues, have become quiet on authorities' autocracy fearing arrest.
Were it not for the question "What will be the reaction from the international community?" it would be very easy to build an autocracy.
In this anthology on electoral democracy for advanced students and scholars, international contributors in political science and comparative politics address topics such as democracy and autocracy, parties and party systems, citizenship and participation, and election campaigns.
And accordingly for it the Gazans rattle as much in the eyes of the Egyptian deep state as it does in that of the Saudis and many a sheikhdom and many an autocracy. So much so, the Egyptian putschist, self-anointed field marshal Abdul Fattah al-Sisi, who has outlawed the Brotherhood as a terrorist organisation, is going after the Gazans as well for their backing of Hamas.
"We will be gathering at the arts faculty to protest against the ongoing autocracy of the VC.
Srinivasan to open his eyes, given that he is blinded by autocracy, and realise that his activities remain in conflict with the interests of the game.
Khafaji said in a press statement : " sending the National Safety Law at this time by the government is a matter of concern and uncertainty, and powers granted to the prime minister and extend emergency laws , worrying more of autocracy ." She added : "we have doubts on the National Safety Law / Emergency / , because its time raises suspicion because this law was disabled since 2011, and the broad executive powers and put the law before the election three weeks make doubts about it ." She expressed concern about this legislation or attempt to cancel the elections , stressing the need that all the political blocs should stand united to fail approving it./ End
Ayatollah Khamenei also admired Alimardan Khan Bakhtiari for his religious beliefs and uprising against autocracy of Reza Shah.