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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Government
autocratau‧to‧crat /ˈɔːtəkræt $ ˈɒː-/ noun [countable]  1 TELL/ORDER somebody TO DO somethingsomeone who makes decisions and gives orders to people without asking them for their opinion2 PGGOVERNMENTa ruler who has complete power over a countryautocratic /ˌɔːtəˈkrætɪk◂ $ ˌɒː-/ adjective an autocratic leadership styleautocratically /-kli/ adverb
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autocratHe governed as an autocrat but also as a twentieth-century politician.But the self-made billionaire is an autocrat who seems not to understand the essentials of democracy.But the blood-and-iron autocrats did not help the kid-glove moderates.In others Communist apparatchiks remade themselves as nationalist autocrats, and stifled democracy in its crib.After an upbringing like his, dealing with an old autocrat like Balestre was, well, child's play.Faced with public anger about the Gulf war, the royal autocrat did make some concessions.
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