Autocracy meaning

ô-tŏkrə-sē
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Unlimited power or authority of one person over others.
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A country with this kind of government.
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A form of government in which unlimited power is held by a single individual.
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The definition of autocracy means a country, city, or other area is ruled over by one person who has total control.

A monarchy is an example ofan autocracy.

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Government by a single person having unlimited power; despotism.
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A country or state that is governed by a single person with unlimited power.
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Government in which one person has absolute power; dictatorship; despotism.
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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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