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autocracy

[ aw-tok-ruh-see ]SEE DEFINITION OF autocracy

Synonyms for autocracy

  • despotism
  • dictatorship
  • oppression
  • tyranny
  • absolutism
  • monarchy
  • monocracy
  • czarism
  • totalitarian government
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Antonyms for autocracy

  • democracy
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR AUTOCRACY

For that is the mark of Russian autocracy and of Russian revolt.

He embodied the whole power of autocracy because he was its guardian.

Do you suppose Labour will endure the autocracy of the Bolsheviki?

And that is autocracy; and autocracy is what you say you oppose!

Why destroy the autocracy of the capitalist and erect on its ruins the autocracy of the worker?

But under the shadow of Russian autocracy nothing could grow.

For the autocracy of Holy Russia the only conceivable self-reform is—suicide.

In an autocracy the autocracy of the ruler is based on forcing people's attention.

The cancer of autocracy is eating into the vitals of Austria.

This might well be thought the topmost point of autocracy; and yet it was not really so.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, "independent power, self-sustained power," from French autocratie, from Greek autokrateia "ruling by oneself," noun of state from autokrates (see autocrat). Meaning "absolute government, supreme political power" is recorded from 1855.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR AUTOCRACY

absolute power

nouncomplete authority to act
  • absolutism
  • autarchy
  • autocracy
  • despotism
  • dictatorship
  • tyranny

authoritarianism

nounabsolutism
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