Autocracy Definition

ô-tŏkrə-sē
autocracies
noun
autocracies
Government in which one person has absolute power; dictatorship; despotism.
Webster's New World
A country with this kind of government.
Webster's New World
Unlimited power or authority of one person over others.
Webster's New World
Antonyms:
democracy

Other Word Forms of Autocracy

Noun

Singular:
autocracy
Plural:
autocracies

Origin of Autocracy

  • auto- +‎ -cracy, from Ancient Greek αὐτοκρατής (autokrates, “one who governs alone”), from αὐτός (autos, “single, self, same, alone”) + κράτος (kratos, “power”).

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