autocrat

[ aw-tuh-krat ]
/ ˈɔ təˌkræt /

noun

an absolute ruler, especially a monarch who holds and exercises the powers of government as by inherent right, not subject to restrictions.
a person invested with or claiming to exercise absolute authority.
a person who behaves in an authoritarian manner; a domineering person.

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Origin of autocrat

1795–1805; < Greek autokratḗs self-ruling, ruling alone, equivalent to auto- auto-1 + krat- (stem of krátos power) + -ēs adj. suffix
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British Dictionary definitions for autocrat

autocrat
/ (ˈɔːtəˌkræt) /

noun

a ruler who possesses absolute and unrestricted authority
a domineering or dictatorial person
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