Definitions for autocracyɔˈtɒk rə si

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

au•toc•ra•cyɔˈtɒk rə si(n.)(pl.)-cies.

  1. government in which one person has unlimited authority; the government of an autocrat.

    Category: Government

  2. a nation, state, or community ruled by an autocrat.

    Category: Government

  3. the unlimited power or authority of an autocrat.

    Category: Government

Origin of autocracy:

1645–55; < Gk autokráteia

Princeton's WordNet

  1. autocracy, autarchy(noun)

    a political system governed by a single individual

  2. autocracy(noun)

    a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual

Wiktionary

  1. autocracy(Noun)

    A form of government in which unlimited power is held by a single individual.

  2. Origin: from αὐτοκρατής, from αὐτός + κράτος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Autocracy(noun)

    independent or self-derived power; absolute or controlling authority; supremacy

  2. Autocracy(noun)

    supreme, uncontrolled, unlimited authority, or right of governing in a single person, as of an autocrat

  3. Autocracy(noun)

    political independence or absolute sovereignty (of a state); autonomy

  4. Autocracy(noun)

    the action of the vital principle, or of the instinctive powers, toward the preservation of the individual; also, the vital principle

Freebase

  1. Autocracy

    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.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

autocracy(noun)

government by an autocrat.

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