autocracy

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noun au·toc·ra·cy \ȯ-ˈtä-krə-sē\

Definition of autocracy

plural

autocracies

  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 in a sentence

  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

Origin and Etymology of autocracy

see autocrat


First Known Use: 1659


AUTOCRACY Defined for English Language Learners

autocracy

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noun au·toc·ra·cy \ȯ-ˈtä-krə-sē\

Definition of autocracy for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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