or au·to·crat·i·cal

[ aw-tuh-krat-ik or aw-tuh-krat-i-kuh l ]
/ ˌɔ təˈkræt ɪk or ˌɔ təˈkræt ɪ kəl /


pertaining to or of the nature of autocracy or of an autocrat; absolute: autocratic government.
like an autocrat; tyrannical; despotic; domineering: autocratic behavior; an autocratic person.

Origin of autocratic

First recorded in 1815–25; autocrat + -ic

Related forms

au·to·crat·i·cal·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for autocratic


/ (ˌɔːtəˈkrætɪk) /


of or relating to an absolute and unrestricted ruler
domineering or dictatorial

Derived Forms

autocratically, adverb
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