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Definition of Autocratic

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dictatorial, despotic, all-powerful
Autocratic Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(a.)
Alt. of Autocratical
  
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autocratic
\au`to*crat"ic\ (&?;), autocratical \au`to*crat"ic*al\ (&?;), ] a. of or pertaining to autocracy or to an autocrat; absolute; holding independent and arbitrary powers of government. -- au`to*crat"ic*al*ly , adv.
autocratic
adj
1. of the nature of or relating to an autocrat; "an autocratic ruler" [syn: autocratical]


2. relating to or of the nature of or having characteristics of an autocracy; "an autocratic government"; "autocratic political rule" [syn: autocratical]


3. offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"; "a swaggering peremptory manner" [syn: bossy, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial, peremptory]


4. characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty; "an authoritarian regime"; "autocratic government"; "despotic rulers"; "a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war"; "a tyrannical government" [syn: authoritarian, dictatorial, despotic, tyrannical]



GLOSSARY OF ESOTERIC WORDS
having absolute unchecked power ;dictatorial ;N. autocrat, autocracy***This country has been having a tradition of autocratic rule. 25 years of its 50 years of existence, it has been ruled by military dictators who had come to power through coups on democratically elected governments.
WordNet 2.0

Adjective
1. of the nature of or relating to an autocrat; "an autocratic ruler"
(synonym) autocratical
(pertainym) tyrant, autocrat, despot
2. relating to or of the nature of or having characteristics of an autocracy; "an autocratic government"; "autocratic political rule"
(synonym) autocratical
(pertainym) autocracy, autarchy
3. offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power; "an autocratic person"; "autocratic behavior"; "a bossy way of ordering others around"; "a rather aggressive and dominating character"; "managed the employees in an aloof magisterial way"; "a swaggering peremptory manner"
(synonym) bossy, dominating, high-and-mighty, magisterial, peremptory
(similar) domineering
4. characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty; "an authoritarian regime"; "autocratic government"; "despotic rulers"; "a dictatorial rule that lasted for the duration of the war"; "a tyrannical government"
(synonym) authoritarian, dictatorial, despotic, tyrannical
(similar) undemocratic
Autocratic Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
An autocracy is a system of government in which a supreme power is concentrated in the hands of one person, whose decisions are subject to neither external legal restraints nor regularized mechanisms of popular control (except perhaps for the implicit threat of coup d'état or mass insurrection).

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