These reforms were mostly designed to reassure Sunnis and Kurds that Maliki would not become an autocrat.
Nothing humbles an autocrat quite like the need to grub for votes.
The cautious friar accordingly held his peace and his place, and there was none to dispute the sway of the autocrat.
He found it extremely difficult, autocrat as he was, to put it into words.
In the succeeding years he lived as an autocrat and a patriarch amid his farms and his herds, respected by many and feared by all.
There was no county in which he was more of an autocrat than in Elbert.
Captain Candage, deposed as autocrat for the moment, seemed to be uncertain as to his duties.
There were not wanting some who liked the Professor better than the autocrat.
It argued no ordinary confidence on the part of the intriguer to speak in such a fashion of the autocrat of All the Russias.
autocrat and autocracy were not pleasant-sounding words just then.
an absolute monarch who rules with unlimited authority; by extension, any person with undisputed authority in a relationship or situation
Greek autokrates 'ruling by oneself'
1803, from French autocrate, from Greek autokrates "ruling by oneself, absolute, autocratic," from autos- "self" (see auto-) + kratia "rule," from kratos "strength, power" (see -cracy). First used by Robert Southey, with reference to Napoleon. An earlier form was autocrator (1789), used in reference to the Russian Czars. Earliest form in English is the fem. autocratress (1762).