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autocracy

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noun au·toc·ra·cy \ȯ-ˈtä-krə-sē\

Simple Definition of autocracy

  • : a form of government in which a country is ruled by a person or group with total power

  • : a country that is ruled by a person or group with total power

Full Definition of autocracy

plural au·toc·ra·cies

  1. 1 :  the authority or rule of an autocrat

  2. 2 :  government in which one person possesses unlimited power

  3. 3 :  a community or state governed by autocracy

Examples of autocracy

  1. <the Magna Carta is historically important because it signified the British rejection of autocracy and constituted the first formal restraining of the power of the monarch>



1655

First Known Use of autocracy

1655



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