What does autocracy mean?

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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of autocracy in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of autocracy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joseph Schumpeter:

    It is not true that democracy will always safeguard freedom of conscience better than autocracy. Witness the most famous of all trials. Pilate was, from the standpoint of the Jews, certainly the representative of autocracy. Yet he tried to protect freedom. And he yielded to a democracy.

  2. Cem Oezdemir:

    Erdogan won't let this opportunity be missed to not only thoroughly clean the military but to finally realise his project of a constitutional amendment with the objective of autocracy, the few critical media outlets and the first green shots of civil society have certainly nothing good to expect.

  3. Chuck Schumer:

    Reports of the CIA’s conclusion that Russia actively sought to help elect Donald Trump are simultaneously stunning and not surprising, given Russia’s disdain for democracy and admiration for autocracy, senate Democrats will join with our Republican colleagues next year to demand a congressional investigation and hearings to get to the bottom of this.

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