autocrator

noun

au·​toc·​ra·​tor
ȯˈtäkrətə(r)
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

Russian & Late Latin; Russian avtokrator & Late Latin autocrator, from Greek autokratōr absolute ruler, absolute, from aut- + -kratōr (from kratein to rule, from kratos power)

First Known Use

1718, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of autocrator was in 1718

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“Autocrator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autocrator. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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