Autocrat meaning

ôtə-krăt
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A ruler having unlimited power; a despot.
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The definition of an autocrat is a person with unlimited power over others.

Fidel Castro is an example of a famous autocrat.

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A person with unlimited power or authority.

A corporate autocrat.

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A ruler with absolute power; dictator; despot.
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Anyone having unlimited power over others.
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Any domineering, self-willed person.
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A title borne by some such Monarchs, as in Byzantium and tsarist Russia.
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Origin of autocrat

  • French autocrate from Greek autokratēs ruling by oneself auto- auto- -kratēs -crat

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French autocrate, itself from Ancient Greek αὐτοκρατής (autokratēs, “sovereign”), from αὐτο- (auto-, “self”) (combinatory form of αὐτός (autos)) + κρατία (kratia, “rule”) (from κράτος (kratos, “strength, power”))

    From Wiktionary