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>
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.
Variants of autocratic
Origin and Etymology of autocratic
First Known Use: 1769
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