Autocrat
Autocrat Au"to*crat, n. [Gr. ?; ? self + ? strength, ? strong: cf. F. autocrate. See {Hard}, a.] 1. An absolute sovereign; a monarch who holds and exercises the powers of government by claim of absolute right, not subject to restriction; as, Autocrat of all the Russias (a title of the Czar). [1913 Webster]

2. One who rules with undisputed sway in any company or relation; a despot. [1913 Webster]

The autocrat of the breakfast table. --Holmes. [1913 Webster]


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  • autocrat — AUTOCRÁT, autocraţi, s.m. (Adesea adjectival) Conducător al unui stat, cu puteri absolute; autocrator. [pr.: a u ] – Din fr. autocrate. Trimis de ana zecheru, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  AUTOCRÁT s., adj. (pol.) 1. s. potentat, (înv.) autocrator …   Dicționar Român

  • autocrat — index dictator Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • autocrat — 1803, from Fr. autocrate, from Gk. autokrates ruling by oneself, absolute, autocratic, from autos self (see AUTO (Cf. auto )) + kratia rule, from kratos strength, power (see CRACY (Cf. cracy)). First used by Robert Southey, with reference to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • autocrat — [n] dictator authoritarian, Caesar*, despot, Fascist, Hitler*, overlord, totalitarian, tyrant; concept 354 …   New thesaurus

  • autocrat — ► NOUN 1) a ruler who has absolute power. 2) a domineering person. DERIVATIVES autocratic adjective autocratically adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • autocrat — [ôt′ə krat΄] n. [Fr autocrate < Gr autokratēs, absolute ruler < autos, self + kratos, power, rule: see CRAT] 1. a ruler with absolute power; dictator; despot 2. anyone having unlimited power over others 3. any domineering, self willed… …   English World dictionary

  • autocrat — UK [ˈɔːtəˌkræt] / US [ˈɔtəˌkræt] noun [countable] Word forms autocrat : singular autocrat plural autocrats a) someone who has complete power in a country or organization b) someone who tells other people what to do without caring what they think …   English dictionary

  • autocrat — [[t]ɔ͟ːtəkræt[/t]] autocrats N COUNT An autocrat is a person in authority who has complete power …   English dictionary

  • autocrat — noun Etymology: French autocrate, from Greek autokratēs ruling by oneself, absolute, from aut + kratēs ruling more at crat Date: 1803 1. a person (as a monarch) ruling with unlimited authority 2. one who has undisputed influence or power …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • autocrat — /aw teuh krat /, n. 1. an absolute ruler, esp. a monarch who holds and exercises the powers of government as by inherent right, not subject to restrictions. 2. a person invested with or claiming to exercise absolute authority. 3. a person who… …   Universalium

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