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1. autocracy

noun. ['ɔˈtɑːkrəsi'] a political system governed by a single individual.

Synonyms

  • despotism
  • totalitarianism
  • monarchy
  • political system
  • monocracy
  • one-man rule
  • authoritarianism
  • shogunate
  • Stalinism
  • Caesarism
  • autarchy
  • form of government
  • dictatorship
  • tyranny

Etymology

  • -cracy (English)
  • auto- (English)
  • αὐτo- (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Autocracy

  • aristocracy
  • bureaucracy
  • hypocrisy
  • democracy
  • theocracy

How do you pronounce autocracy?

Pronounce autocracy as ɔˈtɑkrəsi.

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Sentences with autocracy


1. Noun, singular or mass
That avoids the disadvantages of leadership by autocracy, but it has its own drawbacks.

Quotes about autocracy


1. Down with tyranny!' Bramble cried. 'Aristocracy! Autocracy! Monocracy! Other ocracy things! You are outnumbered, sir! Surrender!
- Heather Dixon, Entwined

2. autocracy

noun. ['ɔˈtɑːkrəsi'] a political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual.

Synonyms

  • Machiavellianism
  • political orientation
  • ideology

Antonyms

  • conservative
  • dovishness
  • liberal

Etymology

  • -cracy (English)
  • auto- (English)
  • αὐτo- (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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