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noun as in government by one

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Oil and gas development has often been associated with autocracy and corruption.

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India is now considered an “electoral autocracy” and a “partly free” country as its democratic credentials continue to plunge under Modi.

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If we had to only rely on the government to tell us what it’s doing, we’d be living in an autocracy.

All the other countries involved in this really are autocracies.

It is sobering that the United States in 2020 seems to have an audience for autocracy, a constituency for authoritarianism.

The nature of the autocracy—that it was only answerable to itself—meant it could not draw its power from the people.

Ortega has dismissed the allegations of autocracy and fraud that have afflicted his presidency as politically motivated.

Autocracy is just a Russian bad habit, like smoking three packs of cigarettes a day and drinking a liter of vodka.

The remaining two-thirds reacted to increasing anarchy in traditional Russian fashion, by increasing autocracy.

It was a strange world, or seems so in retrospect, built as it was of equal parts meritocracy and autocracy.

Against an autocracy as powerful as the Romanoff dynasty, rebels have never before contended.

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

The collapse of the Prussian autocracy involved that of the lesser German potentates.

Discusses various programs for the change from industrial autocracy to industrial democracy.

The close relation between finance and general policy is most impressively illustrated in this failure of benevolent autocracy.


On this page you'll find 20 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to autocracy, such as: despotism, dictatorship, oppression, tyranny, absolutism, and monarchy.

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