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adjective as in holding power exclusively

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They feed on ineffective government — and their great appeal is that they claim to replace it with a government that is effective through their own autocratic power.

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Each of these countries has different political systems, so obviously autocratic systems could in a positive way or a negative way do good or do bad.

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The deal is also under pressure from a changing regulatory environment in China, with the country’s autocratic leadership changing its export rules to possibly include elements of TikTok that could limit a transaction, and perhaps scuttle its sale.

Steinbrenner was the autocratic owner of the New York Yankees.

Even before the covid-19 crisis, the world was in the midst of an autocratic resurgence.

Close attachment to autocratic regimes by the West pays short-term dividends but will antagonize generations of Muslims.

The modern air forces built by autocratic Arab monarchies are designed primarily for self-defense, not attack.

How does one punish the autocratic, omnipotent president of a quasi-superpower?

In October of 2011, Libya was finally freed from autocratic rule after 42 years of oppression under the dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

The autocratic leader criticized Obama for his past insistence on the exceptional role America can play in the world.

If we turn again in a new direction, it will at any rate not be in the direction of a return to autocratic mediævalism.

Beside autocratic kingship it shines with a white light; it is obviously the portal of the future.

That he was an autocratic chairman, his brother directors, were they now living, would I am sure attest.

The autocratic emperors of Rome went so far as to claim in some cases to be gods themselves.

He substitutes the constitutional system for the autocratic system, a responsible ministry for an absolute conjugal monarchy.


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On this page you'll find 50 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to autocratic, such as: arbitrary, dictatorial, domineering, imperious, tyrannical, and absolute.

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