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Topic: GOVERNMENT

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Greek
Origin: autokrateia, from auto- ( AUTO-) + -krateia ( -CRACY)

autocracy

noun
     
au‧toc‧ra‧cy plural autocracies
1 [uncountable]PG a system of government in which one person or group has unlimited power
2 [countable] a country or organization that is completely controlled by one powerful person or group
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