Autocracy

Definition of Autocracy

Au`toc´ra`cy
n.1.Independent or self-derived power; absolute or controlling authority; supremacy.
The divine will moves, not by the external impulse or inclination of objects, but determines itself by an absolute autocracy.
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2.Supreme, uncontrolled, unlimited authority, or right of governing in a single person, as of an autocrat.
3.Political independence or absolute sovereignty (of a state); autonomy.
4.(Med.) The action of the vital principle, or of the instinctive powers, toward the preservation of the individual; also, the vital principle.

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absolutism, autarchy, authoritarianism, Caesarism, commonwealth, democracy, despotism, dictatorship, form of government, monarchy, monocracy, one-man rule, political system, republic, shogunate, Stalinism, totalitarianism, tyranny
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