autocratic


au·to·crat·ic

adjective \ˌ-tə-ˈkra-tik\

Definition of AUTOCRATIC

1
:  of, relating to, or being an autocracy :  absolute <an autocratic government>
2
:  characteristic of or resembling an autocrat :  despotic <an autocratic ruler>
au·to·crat·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Variants of AUTOCRATIC

au·to·crat·ic also au·to·crat·i·cal \-ti-kəl\

Examples of AUTOCRATIC

  1. <democracy is supposed to protect the people against the rise of autocratic rulers>
  2. <an autocratic Boy Scout leader who is under the delusion that he's still an army colonel>

First Known Use of AUTOCRATIC

1772

Other Government and Politics Terms

agent provocateur, agitprop, autarky, cabal, egalitarianism, federalism, hegemony, plenipotentiary, popular sovereignty, socialism

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