Definition of Autocracy

1. Noun. A political system governed by a single individual.




2. Noun. A political theory favoring unlimited authority by a single individual.
Generic synonyms: Ideology, Political Orientation, Political Theory
Specialized synonyms: Machiavellianism

Definition of Autocracy

1. n. Independent or self-derived power; absolute or controlling authority; supremacy.

Definition of Autocracy

1. Noun. A form of government in which unlimited power is held by a single individual. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Autocracy

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Medical Definition of Autocracy

1. Origin: Gr., cf. F. Autocratie. See Autocrat. 1. Independent or self-derived power; absolute or controlling authority; supremacy. "The divine will moves, not by the external impulse or inclination of objects, but determines itself by an absolute autocracy." (South) 2. Supreme, uncontrolled, unlimited authority, or right of governing in a single person, as of an autocrat. 3. Political independence or absolute sovereignty (of a state); autonomy. 4. The action of the vital principle, or of the instinctive powers, toward the preservation of the individual; also, the vital principle. [In this sense, written also autocrasy. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Autocracy

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autocorrection
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autocorrelational
autocorrelations
autocorrelator
autocorrelators
autocovariance
autocracies
autocracy (current term)
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autocrimes
autocrine
autocrine communication

Literary usage of Autocracy

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1. A Brief History of the Great War by Carlton Joseph Huntley Hayes (1920)
"And such was the obtuseness of the Russian autocracy that it ... Yet the autocracy adhered to its traditions of secrecy, suspicion, repression, and intrigue ..."

2. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1908)
"Five years after the revolution the quintessence of autocracy was ... The former soon accepted the autocracy, and the latter did not repudiate their royal ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"Five years after the revolution the quintessence of autocracy was ... The former soon accepted the autocracy, and the latter did not repudiate their royal ..."

4. ...Russian Sociology: A Contribution to the History of Sociological Thought by Hecker, Julius Friedrich (1915)
"Through these open and by nature unprotected doors entered those elements which were to make up Russian autocracy. From the northwest came the ..."

5. A Comparison of Tendencies in Secondary Education in England and the United by James William Norman (1922)
"EDUCATIONAL METHOD IN AN autocracy CONTRASTED WITH EDUCATIONAL METHOD IN A DEMOCRACY The ideal of education in an autocracy coincides readily at every point ..."

6. The Workers at War by Frank Julian Warne (1920)
"One of the effects of this reign of industrial autocracy has been an increase in the number of and additions to already existing private fortunes of ..."

7. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1920)
"THE DECLINE OF autocracy AND ITS RELATION TO WARFARE A Look into the History of the Last Five Centuries—autocracy Associated with Wars—Tendencies toward ..."

8. The War and the New Age by Willis Mason West (1919)
"How Prussia found profit in war German Liberals, too, accept militarism for its profits The German Empire an autocracy CHAPTER I PRUSSIAN autocracy AND ..."

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