Definitions for autocracyɔˈtɒk rə si

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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


  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

  5. Origin: [Gr. : cf. F. autocratie. See Autocrat.]


  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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