Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to autocracy or to an autocrat; absolute; holding independent and arbitrary powers of government.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the manner of an autocrat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to autocracy or to an autocrat; absolute; holding independent and arbitrary powers of government.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or of the nature of autocracy; absolute; holding independent and unlimited powers of government.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty
  • adj. offensively self-assured or given to exercising usually unwarranted power

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Examples

  • China deserves the label autocratic, but you can barely call it communist at all when they've been deliberately and openly enacting capitalist reforms for the last three decades.

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  • The 11 were unhappy about what they described as her autocratic and undemocratic leadership as ANCWL president.

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  • Zambian President Fredrick Chiluba, currently on a collision course with opposition parties over what they call his autocratic style of rule, has added fuel to the fire by signing into law a controversial land reform bill.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "Ground up policies do matter, democracies which we called autocratic or elite before are having to recognize the ground elements much more," he said.

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  • Those detractors say Sinclair's leadership style - which they called autocratic - undercut the recognition petition just as that 31-year effort came to a head.

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  • When people think of the “good old days to parenting,” they are often referring to autocratic methods of discipline that used to work in a culture where the belief was that “children should be seen and not heard.”

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  • Much of Richart's three-year tenure at MiraCosta was rocked by controversy over what some called her autocratic style and criticisms that she mishandled a probe into the illegal sale of campus palm trees.

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  • Mr. Maliki has alienated many onetime Shiite allies with what critics call his autocratic style.

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  • For over seven decades on the China mainland and Taiwan, the military and intelligence and security services of the Republic of China were explicitly at the service of the "party," namely the autocratic "Chinese Nationalist Party" (or Kuomintang) ever since the founding of the Whampoa (or Huangbu) Military Academy in 1924 near Guangzhou by KMT founder Sun Yat-sen and then its first principal and future KMT dictator Chiang Kai-shek.

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  • The PSA also described as autocratic the government's failure to abide by its agreement to increase the employer's contribution to medical aid with medical inflation as from April 1, 2000, and its decision to stop debit order facilities for public servants from

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