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monocracy

[moh-nok-ruh-see, muh-]
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noun, plural mo·noc·ra·cies.
  1. government by only one person; autocracy.
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Origin of monocracy

1645–55; mono- + -cracy; modeled on aristocracy, democracy
Related formsmon·o·crat·ic [mon-uh-krat-ik] /ˌmɒn əˈkræt ɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Monocracy, mon-ok′ra-si, n. rule or government by a single person.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

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  • Their purblind spite was powerless to avert the inevitable advent of monocracy.

  • He continued to gloat over his successes and mercilessly to abuse all Federalists, those confessed partisans of "monocracy."


British Dictionary definitions for monocracy

monocracy

noun plural -cies
  1. government by one person
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Derived Formsmonocrat (ˈmɒnəˌkræt), nounmonocratic, adjective
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