Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to or being an autocrat.
  • adjective Tending to impose one's will on others in an insistent or arrogant manner; domineering. synonym: dictatorial.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • adjective characteristic of an absolute ruler or absolute rule; having absolute sovereignty
  • adjective 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.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • 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.”

    Whining

  • 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.”

    Whining

  • 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.”

    Whining

  • 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.”

    Whining

  • 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.

    Fore, right!

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