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mo·noc·ra·cy (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.
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Democracy has neither lost its relevance or potency in the modern world nor is it so fragile that it can be crushed by a monocrat
- even if she/he is an elected representative.
* Knowing that the impotent Articles of Confederation lacked an executive branch, Hamilton sought to provide one--and was falsely accused of being a "monocrat
Jefferson was the "unWashington," in Fleming's account, who frequently and falsely arraigned Washington and Hamilton as would-be monocrats
, protectionists, and imperialists.