[moh-nok-ruh-see, muh-]

noun, plural mo·noc·ra·cies.

government by only one person; autocracy.

Origin of monocracy

1645–55; mono- + -cracy; modeled on aristocracy, democracy
Related formsmon·o·crat·ic [mon-uh-krat-ik] /ˌmɒn əˈkræt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for monocracy

tyranny, autarchy, despotism, autocracy, dictatorship

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British Dictionary definitions for monocracy


noun plural -cies

government by one person
Derived Formsmonocrat (ˈmɒnəˌkræt), nounmonocratic, adjective
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