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autocratic

[aw-tuh-krat-ik] /ˌɔ təˈkræt ɪk/
adjective
1.
pertaining to or of the nature of autocracy or of an autocrat; absolute:
autocratic government.
2.
like an autocrat; tyrannical; despotic; domineering:
autocratic behavior; an autocratic person.
Origin of autocratic
1815-1825
1815-25; autocrat + -ic
Related forms
autocratically, adverb
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autocratic

/ˌɔːtəˈkrætɪk/
adjective
1.
of or relating to an absolute and unrestricted ruler
2.
domineering or dictatorial
Derived Forms
autocratically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for autocratic
adj.

1823, from French autocratique, from autocrate, from Greek autokrates (see autocrat). Earlier autocratoric (1670s) was directly from Greek autokratorikos. Autocratical is attested from 1801.

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