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 (mŏ-nŏk′rə-sē, mə-)
n. pl. mo·noc·ra·cies
Government or rule by a single person; autocracy.

mon′o·crat′ (mŏn′ə-krăt′) n.
mon′o·crat′ic adj.


n, pl -cies
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government by one person
monocrat n
ˌmonoˈcratic adj


(moʊˈnɒk rə si, mə-)

n., pl. -cies.
government by only one person; autocracy.
mon•o•crat (ˈmɒn əˌkræt) n.


a system ruled by one person; autocracy.
See also: Government
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.monocracy - a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)monocracy - a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator (not restricted by a constitution or laws or opposition etc.)
autocracy, autarchy - a political system governed by a single individual
police state - a country that maintains repressive control over the people by means of police (especially secret police)


A government in which a single leader or party exercises absolute control over all citizens and every aspect of their lives:
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Senators from the same monocracy represent 67 percent of the chamber.
Buhari and his malevolent puppeteers have found a dutifully alacritous minion of fascist monocracy in the explicitly politically partisan Ishaq Modibbo Kawu who, as Director General of the National Broadcasting Commission, vied for the governorship of his home state of Kwara on the platform of the ruling APC.
One major divergence between Nigerian and Russian democracy is regime change--while there have been regime change in the former; what exists in the latter is what Kathy and Will referred to as 'power vertical' (47)--exercise of power by a single person or what we prefer to call monocracy. Between 1999 and 2015, five general elections (which produced four presidents) were held in Nigeria.
In addition, I show that, while Hobbes may be closer to the contemporary position, his tendency towards monocracy makes him unable to account for the possibility of a harmonic coexistence between spiritual and religious powers.
"A nation under the thumb of monocracy, an aristocrat on the verge of bankruptcy forced to downsize, good vs evil, sex and violence, life in medieval times, a return to the 1980s and a world upside down, outlaw robots running rampant without fear of retribution, these are all headlines we read this morning." - Rashida Jones and Riz Ahmed reading the nominees for outstanding ensemble in a drama series