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autocratic

[ aw-tuh-krat-ik ]
/ ˌɔ təˈkræt ɪk /
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adjective
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.
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Also au·to·crat·i·cal [aw-tuh-krat-i-kuhl] /ˌɔ təˈkræt ɪ kəl/ .

Origin of autocratic

First recorded in 1815–25; autocrat + -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM autocratic

au·to·crat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use autocratic in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for autocratic

autocratic
/ (ˌɔːtəˈkrætɪk) /

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

Derived forms of autocratic

autocratically, adverb
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