autocrator

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

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First Known Use of autocrator

1718, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for autocrator

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

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“Autocrator.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/autocrator. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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