Synonyms
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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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Words that Rhyme with Autocracy

  • aristocracy
  • bureaucracy
  • hypocrisy
  • democracy
  • theocracy

Example sentences of the word autocracy


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

Quotes containing the word 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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