Origin of autocrat
Examples from the Web for autocrat
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.Memo: The Aaron Sorkin Model of Political Discourse Doesn't Actually Work|Megan McArdle|April 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There were doubtless some sincere Bulgarian patriots who disliked joining hands with the Autocrat of all the Russias.The Liberation of Italy|Countess Evelyn Martinengo-Cesaresco
For several days the two third cousins of the Autocrat lived together in the tent, and enjoyed each other's society very much.The Bee-Man of Orn and Other Fanciful Tales|Frank R. Stockton
British Dictionary definitions for autocrat
Word Origin and History for autocrat
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).