Nothing humbles an autocrat quite like the need to grub for votes.
These reforms were mostly designed to reassure Sunnis and Kurds that Maliki would not become an autocrat.
The cautious friar accordingly held his peace and his place, and there was none to dispute the sway of the autocrat.
She has always had the germ of the ruler and autocrat in her soul.
In the succeeding years he lived as an autocrat and a patriarch amid his farms and his herds, respected by many and feared by all.
But when this autocrat had made up his mind, objections were brushed aside.
Captain Candage, deposed as autocrat for the moment, seemed to be uncertain as to his duties.
Continued rule for half a generation must turn a man into an autocrat.
It argued no ordinary confidence on the part of the intriguer to speak in such a fashion of the autocrat of All the Russias.
He found it extremely difficult, autocrat as he was, to put it into words.
an absolute monarch who rules with unlimited authority; by extension, any person with undisputed authority in a relationship or situation
Greek autokrates 'ruling by oneself'
1803, from French autocrate, from Greek autokrates "ruling by oneself, absolute, autocratic," from autos- "self" (see auto-) + kratia "rule," from kratos "strength, power" (see -cracy). First used by Robert Southey, with reference to Napoleon. An earlier form was autocrator (1789), used in reference to the Russian Czars. Earliest form in English is the fem. autocratress (1762).