Examples of autocratic in a Sentence
democracy is supposed to protect the people against the rise of autocratic rulers
an autocratic Boy Scout leader who is under the delusion that he's still an army colonel
Recent Examples of autocratic from the Web
Yismaw supported the passive resistance to the autocratic regime that has Ethiopia in a claw hold.
The opposition, which has alleged irregularities during the election campaign including muzzling the media, plans protests later Wednesday against Vucic’s autocratic rule.
The investment has caused a political uproar in Venezuela, where opposition forces have taken to the streets to protest the autocratic rule of the nation’s unpopular president, Nicolás Maduro.
Trump has long expressed admiration for Russian autocratic leader and international pariah Vladimir Putin.
The regime of President Hosni Mubarak also ordered the shut down of mobile phone networks, including one run by the U.K.-based Vodafone, all in an attempt to undermine the growing protests over Mubarak’s autocratic rule of the country.
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Did You Know?
Autos in Greek means "same" or "self", so in an autocratic government all the power is held by the leader him- or herself. Autocratic governments are often called dictatorships, or sometimes autocracies. In everyday life, a teacher, a parent, or a football coach can all behave like autocrats as well.
Origin and Etymology of autocratic
First Known Use: 1769
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